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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French avant-garde (vanguard).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /æˈvɑ̃t.ɡɑːd/, /æˈvɑ̃.ɡɑːd/, /ˌæ.vɑ̃ˈɡɑːd/, /ˈæ.vn̩t.ɡɑːd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑˌvɑntˈɡɑɹd/, /əˌvɑntˈɡɑɹd/, /ˌæ.vɑntˈɡɑɹd/, /ˌɑˌvæntˈɡɑɹd/, /əˌvæntˈɡɑɹd/, /ˌɑˌvɑ̃ˈɡɑɹd/, /ˌæˌvɑ̃ˈɡɑɹd/
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NounEdit

avant-garde (plural avant-gardes)

  1. (obsolete) The vanguard of an army or other force.
  2. Any group of people who invent or promote new techniques or concepts, especially in the arts.

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  • (group of people associated with the new): vanguard

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AdjectiveEdit

avant-garde (comparative more avant-garde, superlative most avant-garde)

  1. Innovative, pioneering, especially when extremely or obviously so.
    • It was a very avant-garde production.
    • 2014, James Dobson, "Modesty and Self-Esteem"[1]
      I fear she will pay a heavy price for the avant-garde ideas she has been sold.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

avant (before, in front of) +‎ garde (guard).

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NounEdit

avant-garde f (plural avant-gardes)

  1. (military) vanguard
  2. (figuratively) avant-garde, firing line

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NounEdit

avant-garde f (plural avant-gardes)

  1. (military) vanguard