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avant-garde

adjective 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 wide audience.
Translations of “avant-garde”
in Spanish Vanguardista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前衛的, 先鋒派的…
in Russian авангардистский…
in Turkish yeni ve alışık olunmayan tarz, avangard, öncü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 前卫的, 先锋派的…
in Polish awangardowy…
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