avant-garde Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"avant-garde" in British English

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avant-gardeadjective

uk   /ˌæv.ɑ̃ːˈɡɑːd/  us   /-ˈɡɑːrd/
Avant-garde ​ideas, ​styles, and ​methods are very ​original or ​modern in ​comparison to the ​period in which they ​happen: avant-garde ​art/​cinema/​painting It was one of the first avant-garde ​works to ​appeal to a ​wideaudience.
(Definition of avant-garde from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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avant-gardenoun [U]

 us   /ˌɑvˌɑntˈɡɑrd, ˌævˌɔ̃ˈɡɑrd/
the ​artists, writers, and ​musicians whose ​ideas, ​styles, and ​methods are ​highlyoriginal 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)
Translations of “avant-garde”
in Spanish Vanguardista…
in Vietnamese đi tiên phong…
in Malaysian avant-garde…
in Thai ล้ำยุค…
in Chinese (Simplified) 前卫的, 先锋派的…
in Turkish yeni ve alışık olunmayan tarz, avangard, öncü…
in Russian авангардистский…
in Indonesian perintis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前衛的, 先鋒派的…
in Polish awangardowy…
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