Avant-garde - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌævɑ̃ː ˈɡɑːrd|  American pronunciation of the word avant-garde
Brit.  |ˌavɒ̃ˈɡɑːd|  British pronunciation of the word avant-garde

noun

- any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts) (syn: van, vanguard)

adjective

- radically new or original(syn: daring)

Examples

The film has an avant-garde flavor.

The contemporary avant-garde composers all concur in the principle of the triad.

His avant-garde music, sometime cousin to jazz, had limited appeal.

...avant-garde artists who were scorned by the bourgeoisie as talentless decadents...

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