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"highbrow" in British English

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highbrowadjective

uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.braʊ/ mainly disapproving
(of ​books, ​plays, etc.) ​involvingserious and ​complicated or ​artisticideas, or (of ​people) ​interested in ​serious and ​complicatedsubjects
highbrow
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(Definition of highbrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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highbrowadjective

 us   /ˈhɑɪˌbrɑʊ/
(of ​literature, ​art, ​music, ​films, or ​plays) ​serious and ​intended for ​intelligenteducatedpeople who ​know a lot about these ​forms of ​art, or (of ​people) ​intelligent and ​knowing a lot about such things: highbrow ​entertainment a highbrow ​intellectual
(Definition of highbrow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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