- The definition of avant garde is new and innovative in style or method, usually describing something in the arts.
An example of avant garde is a up-and-coming painter who is using a new, modern painting style.
Origin: French literally , advance guard
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Origin: French, from Old French, vanguard; see vanguard.
- aˌvant-gardˈism noun
- aˌvant-gardˈist noun