Meaning of avant-garde
Pronunciation: (u-vänt"gärd', u-vant"-, av"änt-, ä"vänt- Fr. a&wdspcvän-gard'), [key]
- the advance group in any field, esp. in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.
- of or pertaining to the experimental treatment of artistic, musical, or literary material.
- belonging to the avant-garde: an avant-garde composer.
- unorthodox or daring; radical.