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avant–garde

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

Definition of avant–garde

  1. :  an intelligentsia that develops new or experimental concepts especially in the arts <the avant–garde in the film industry>

avant–gardism

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avant–gardist

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Origin and Etymology of avant–garde

French, vanguard


First Known Use: 1849


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avant–garde

adjective

Definition of avant–garde

  1. :  of or relating to an avant-garde <avant–garde writers> <an avant–garde filmmaker>


AVANT–GARDE Defined for English Language Learners

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avant–garde

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

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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