Avant-garde definitions

ä'vänt-gärd', ăv'änt-
Of, relating to, or being part of an innovative group, especially one in the arts.

Avant-garde painters; an avant-garde theater piece.

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Of such movements, ideas, etc.
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A group that creates or promotes innovative ideas or techniques in a given field, especially in the arts.
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The leading position or persons in new or unconventional movements, esp. in the arts; vanguard.
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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.

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Innovative, pioneering, especially when extremely or obviously so.

It was a very avant-garde production.

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Any group of people who invent or promote new techniques or concepts, especially in the arts.
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Alternative form of avant-garde.
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Origin of avant-garde

Borrowing from French avant-garde (“vanguard”)