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One that initiates or popularizes a trend: a trendsetter in popular music.

trend′set′ting adj.
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a person or thing that creates, or may create, a new fashion
ˈtrendˌsetting adj
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(ˈtrɛndˌsɛt ər)

one that sets trends.
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[ˈtrendˌsetəʳ] Niniciador(a) m/f de una moda
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[ˈtrɛndˌsɛtəʳ] n (fam) → persona che detta la moda
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