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the avant-gardenoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌæv.ɑ̃ːˈɡɑːd/  us   /-ˈɡɑːrd/
the ​painters, ​writers, ​musicians, and other ​artists whose ​ideas, ​styles, and ​methods are very ​original or ​modern in ​comparison to the ​period in which they ​live, or the ​work of these ​artists: New York is the ​internationalcapital of the ​musicalavant-garde.
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