avant-gardism

[ uh-vahnt-gahr-diz-uh m, uh-vant-, av-ahnt-, ah-vahnt- ]
/ əˌvɑntˈgɑr dɪz əm, əˌvænt-, ˌæv ɑnt-, ˌɑ vɑnt- /

noun

the attitudes, techniques, etc., of the cultural avant-garde.

Nearby words

  1. avalon,
  2. avalon peninsula,
  3. avant,
  4. avant-,
  5. avant-garde,
  6. avanti,
  7. avantist,
  8. avar,
  9. avarice,
  10. avaricious

Origin of avant-gardism

First recorded in 1945–50; avant-garde + -ism

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