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What's difference between Highbrow and Lowbrow?

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Asked by GOVINDA SHAH, 29 Oct '09 02:35 pm
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Highbrow = Used colloquially as a noun or adjective, highbrow is synonymous with intellectual; as an adjective, it also means elite, and generally carries a connotation of high culture. The word draws its metonymy from the pseudoscience of phrenology, and was originally simply a physical descriptor.[1] "Highbrow" can be applied to music, implying most of the classical music tradition and much of post-bebop jazz; to literature, i.e. literary fiction; to films in the arthouse line; and to comedy that requires significant understanding of analogies or references to appreciate. As the former buzzword has lost some currency and sounds slightly pass, its use now gives an impression of mild irony
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 29 Oct '09 02:47 pm

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