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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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It's already clear that there are a whole bunch of highbrows who talk only to themselves and a horde of middlebrows who simply try to out-bray one another.