- (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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avant-garde (plural avant-gardes)
- (obsolete) The vanguard of an army or other force.
- Any group of people who invent or promote new techniques or concepts, especially in the arts.
- (group of people associated with the new): vanguard
(obsolete) the vanguard of an army or other force
group of people promoting new concepts
- Innovative, pioneering, especially when extremely or obviously so.
- It was a very avant-garde production.
- 2014, James Dobson, "Modesty and Self-Esteem"
- I fear she will pay a heavy price for the avant-garde ideas she has been sold.
innovative, pioneering, especially when extremely or obviously so
avant-garde f (plural avant-gardes)
- “avant-garde” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).