Definition of “highbrow” - English Dictionary

“highbrow” in British English

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highbrowadjective

uk /ˈhaɪ.braʊ/ us /ˈhaɪ.braʊ/ mainly disapproving

(Definition of “highbrow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“highbrow” in American English

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highbrowadjective

us /ˈhɑɪˌbrɑʊ/

(of literature, art, music, films, or plays) serious and intended for intelligent educated people 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)