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mid·dle·brow

 (mĭd′l-brou′)
n. Informal
One who is somewhat cultured, with conventional tastes and interests; one who is neither highbrow nor lowbrow.


mid′dle·brow′ adj.

middlebrow

(ˈmɪdəlˌbraʊ)
n
a person with conventional tastes and limited cultural appreciation
adj
of or appealing to middlebrows: middlebrow culture.
ˈmiddleˌbrowism n

mid•dle•brow

(ˈmɪd lˌbraʊ)

n.
1. a person of conventional tastes and interests; a moderately cultivated person.
adj.
2. characteristic of or catering to middlebrows.
[1920–25]
mid′dle•brow`ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middlebrow - someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrowmiddlebrow - someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Translations

middlebrow

[ˈmɪdlbraʊ]
A. ADJde or para gusto medianamente culto, de gusto entre intelectual y plebeyo

middlebrow

middle-brow [ˈmɪdəlbraʊ] adjgrand public invmiddle class nclasse f moyenne
the growth of a large middle class → le développement d'une importante classe moyenne
the middle class → la classe moyenne
the middle classes → les classes fpl moyennesmiddle-class [ˌmɪdəlˈklɑːs] adj
[people, family] → de la classe moyenne
a middle-class family → une famille de la classe moyenne
to be middle-class [person] → être bourgeois(e)
[home, suburb, area] → bourgeois(e)
[attitudes, values, culture, life] → bourgeois(e)middle course n (between more extreme alternatives)juste milieu m, voie f médianemiddle-distance race ncourse f de demi-fondmiddle-distance runner ncoureur/euse m/f de demi-fondmiddle ear noreille f moyenneMiddle East n
the Middle East → le Moyen-Orient
in the Middle East → au Moyen-Orient

middlebrow

[ˈmɪdlˌbraʊ] (pej)
1. adj (fiction, play, film) per il lettore o spettatore ecc medio
2. nchi ha una cultura media
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Intellectuals appreciated this; most people just grooved on it, but because the basis of the system was African, middlebrows didn't feel they needed to think about it.
This control has been based not on any temporal power but on the enormous status that the cultural establishment had been allotted by the middlebrows.
Prouty's novel in many ways exemplifies the ambivalences of an emergent middlebrow aesthetic.