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AVANT-GARDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does avant-garde mean? 

AVANT-GARDE (noun)
  The noun AVANT-GARDE has 1 sense:

1. any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

  Familiarity information: AVANT-GARDE used as a noun is very rare.


AVANT-GARDE (adjective)
  The adjective AVANT-GARDE has 1 sense:

1. radically new or original

  Familiarity information: AVANT-GARDE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AVANT-GARDE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

avant-garde; van; new wave; vanguard

Hypernyms ("avant-garde" is a kind of...):

art movement; artistic movement (a group of artists who agree on general principles)


AVANT-GARDE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Radically new or original

Synonyms:

avant-garde; daring

Context example:

an avant-garde theater piece

Similar:

original (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of)


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