Meaning of “the avant-garde” in the English Dictionary

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avant-gardenoun [ U ]

us /ˌɑvˌɑntˈɡɑrd, ˌævˌɔ̃ˈɡɑrd/

the artists, writers, and musicians whose ideas, styles, and methods are highly original or modern in the period in which they live

avant-garde
adjective us /ˌɑvˌɑntˈɡɑrd, ˌævˌɔ̃ˈɡɑrd/

avant-garde art

(Definition of “avant-garde” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)