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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1900-2000
Language: French
Origin: 'vanguard'

avant-garde

adjective
     
av‧ant-garde
1A avant-garde music, literature etc is extremely modern and often seems strange or slightly shocking:
an avant-garde play
2

the avant-garde

A the group of artists, writers etc who produce avant-garde books, paintings etc:
a member of the avant-garde
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