avant-garde

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Meaning(s)

very modern or experimental ideas and methods

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avant-garde - daring

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Something ‘avant-garde' is considered to be radically new or original to the extent that it might seem strange or shocking. The word implies innovation, daring, and the application of cutting-edge concepts or techniques within a particular field, typically art, music, fashion, and literature. The people who develop such things can be referred to as ‘the avant-garde’.

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Synonyms innovative,pioneering
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  1. Our theatre company champions the avant-garde over more conventional, staid productions.

  2. When the writer was a younger man, he spent a few years in Paris working with and learning from the avant-garde.

  3. I’m not a big fan of that modern artist. Her paintings are too avant-garde for my tastes.

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