Meaning of “middlebrow” in the English Dictionary

"middlebrow" in British English

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middlebrowadjective

uk /ˈmɪd.əl.braʊ/ us /ˈmɪd.əl.braʊ/ mainly disapproving

Middlebrow music, literature, art, and films are of good quality, interesting, and often popular, but can be understood quite easily.

middlebrownoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɪd.əl.braʊ/ us /ˈmɪd.əl.braʊ/

a person who enjoys middlebrow music, literature, art, or films

(Definition of “middlebrow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"middlebrow" in American English

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middlebrowadjective

us /ˈmɪd·əlˌbrɑʊ/

(of music, literature, art, or film) of good quality, interesting, and often popular, but not needing very much thought to understand

(Definition of “middlebrow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)