The definition of avant garde is new and innovative in style or method, usually describing something in the arts.(adjective)
An example of avant garde is a up-and-coming painter who is using a new, modern painting style.
See avant-garde in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, lit., advance guard
See avant-garde in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, vanguard; see vanguard.
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