avant-garde[ uh-vahnt-gahrd, uh-vant-, av-ahnt-, ah-vahnt-; French a-vahn-gard ]SEE DEFINITION OF avant-garde
Synonyms for avant-garde
- new wave
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The avant-garde of 500 regulars and 400 provincials, commanded by Lieut.-Col.
Reading the avant-garde stuff of nowadays, usually the contrast is merely grotesque, still I keep finding parallels.
She got possession of the kiln, as usual, and the ass was sent to graze on the green; but Mary was only the avant-garde.
Unlike elsewhere in Eastern Europe, there has been no experimental or avant-garde theater in Bulgaria.
(also avant garde, avantgarde); French, literally "advance guard" (see avant + guard (n.)). Used in English 15c.-18c. in a literal, military sense; borrowed again 1910 as an artistic term for "pioneers or innovators of a particular period." Also used around the same time in communist and anarchist publications. As an adjective, by 1925.