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Avant-garde 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam

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/ˌæv.ãːˈgɑːd/ US /-ˈgɑːrd/ (adj & noun)


(of an idea or artistic work) very modern, original and ahead of time, innovative, progressive, experimental, pioneering, advanced, state-of-the-art, novel, unconventional, new


Avant-garde is originally a French term, meaning in English vanguard or advance guard (the part of an army that goes forward ahead of the rest). It first appeared with reference to art in France in the first half of the nineteenth century, and is usually credited to the influential thinker Henri de Saint-Simon, one of the forerunners of socialism. He believed in the social power of the arts and saw artists, alongside scientists and industrialists, as the leaders of a new society.

Source of English: https://www.tate.org.uk/



Parts of speech

Noun: avant-gardism

Noun: avant-gardist

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