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Definition of "middlebrow" [middlebrow]

  • Informal One who is somewhat cultured, with conventional tastes and interests; one who is neither highbrow nor lowbrow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "middlebrow" in a sentence
  • "(By the term middlebrow, one seeks to describe a writer who, while disdaining the shoddy and the ephemeral, has built up a following among intelligent readers whose notions he takes care not to challenge or disturb.)"
  • "The painting, a favorite of editorial cartoonists, he calls "middlebrow.""
  • "According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word middlebrow first appeared in print in 1925, in"