avant la lettre

French phrase
\ ä-väⁿ-lä-letrᵊ How to pronounce avant la lettre (audio) \

Definition of avant la lettre

: before the letter : before the (specified) word or concept existed

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“Avant la lettre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avant%20la%20lettre. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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