high style


: the newest style in fashion or design usually adopted by a limited number of people

Examples of high style in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aiming to amass an army of over 10,000 devoted followers, the brand has shattered expectations, combining high style with accessible price points. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2024 Movies that rely on symbolism usually do so through conspicuous artifice, whether that of high style (Hitchcock, Hawks, Wes Anderson) or of rigorous reserve (Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais). Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 12 June 2024 This cost-effective design offers high style at a low price point and works well in small spaces. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2024 Her high style and look of mild exasperation simultaneously evoke and undermine the latent melodrama of the convalescent scene. Crispin Long, The New Yorker, 15 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for high style 

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high style was in 1933

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“High style.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20style. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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