曲高和寡

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Chinese[edit]

 
tune; song; bent; crooked; wrong
high; tall
 
mix together; peace; harmony; and; with; union; cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm
few; widowed
simp. and trad.
(曲高和寡)
Literally: “songs of a highbrow type will find very few people joining in the chorus”.

Etymology[edit]

From the writing of Song Yu.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

曲高和寡

  1. to be highbrow and unpopular, as it cannot be easily understood by the common people