[n] practices typical of contemporary life or thought
[n] genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
[n] the quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"
Literary movement that occurred from c.1890 until the beginning of World War II and sought to challenge traditional forms.
contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, modernity, modernness
currency, currentness, genre, pattern, practice, up-to-dateness