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a·vant-garde

 (ä′vänt-gärd′, ăv′änt-)
n.
A group that creates or promotes innovative ideas or techniques in a given field, especially in the arts.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being part of an innovative group, especially one in the arts: avant-garde painters; an avant-garde theater piece.

[French, from Old French, vanguard; see vanguard.]

a′vant-gard′ism n.
a′vant-gard′ist n.

avant-garde

(ˌævɒŋˈɡɑːd; French avɑ̃ɡard)
n
those artists, writers, musicians, etc, whose techniques and ideas are markedly experimental or in advance of those generally accepted
adj
1. of such artists, etc, their ideas, or techniques
2. radical; daring
[from French: vanguard]
ˌavant-ˈgardism n
ˌavant-ˈgardist n

a•vant-garde

(əˌvɑntˈgɑrd, əˌvænt-, ˌæv ɑnt-, ˌɑ vɑnt-; Fr. a vɑ̃ˈgard)

n.
1. the advance group in a field, esp. in the arts, whose works are unorthodox and experimental.
adj.
2. characteristic of or belonging to the avant-garde.
[1910–15; < French: literally, fore-guard. See vanguard]
a•vant`-gard′ism, n.
a•vant`-gard′ist, n.

avant-garde

A French phrase meaning a vanguard, used to describe artists or ideas that are ahead of their time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avant-garde - any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
Adj.1.avant-garde - radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"

avant-garde

Translations

avant-garde

[ˈævɑːŋˈgɑːd]
A. ADJvanguardista, de vanguardia
B. Nvanguardia f

avant-garde

[ˌævɒŋˈgɑːrd] adjd'avant-garde

avant-garde

nAvantgarde f

avant-garde

[ˈævɒŋˈgɑːd]
1. navanguardia
2. adjd'avanguardia
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