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avant-garde

noun \ ˌä-ˌvän(t)-ˈgärd , ˌa- ; ə-ˈvänt-ˌ ; ˌa-ˌvōⁿ-ˈ , ˌa-ˌvȯn(t)-ˈ \

Definition of avant-garde

:an intelligentsia that develops new or experimental concepts especially in the arts
  • the avant-garde in the film industry

avant-gardism

play \-ˈgär-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

avant-gardist

play \-ˈgär-dist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of avant-garde

French, vanguard

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avant-garde

adjective

Definition of avant-garde

:of or relating to an avant-garde
  • avant-garde writers
  • an avant-garde filmmaker

Origin and Etymology of avant-garde



AVANT-GARDE Defined for English Language Learners

avant-garde

noun

Definition of avant-garde for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people who develop new and often very surprising ideas in art, literature, etc.



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