avant-gardism

avant-gardism

[uh-vahnt-gahr-diz-uhm, uh-vant-, av-ahnt-, ah-vahnt-]
noun
the attitudes, techniques, etc., of the cultural avant-garde.

Origin:
1945–50; avant-garde + -ism

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avant-garde (ˌævɒŋˈɡɑːd, French avɑ̃ɡard)
 
n
1.  those artists, writers, musicians, etc, whose techniques and ideas are markedly experimental or in advance of those generally accepted
 
adj
2.  of such artists, etc, their ideas, or techniques
3.  radical; daring
 
[from French: vanguard]
 
avant-'gardism
 
n
 
avant-'gardist
 
n

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