Definition of “milieu” - English Dictionary

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“milieu” in British English

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milieunoun [ C ]

/miːlˈjɜː/ us /miːlˈjɜː/ plural milieux milieus formal

the people, physical, and social conditions and events that provide the environment in which someone acts or lives:

It is a study of the social and cultural milieu in which Michelangelo lived and worked.

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

“milieu” in American English

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milieunoun [ C ]

us /mɪlˈjʊ, -ˈju/ plural milieus or milieux /mɪlˈjʊ, -ˈjʊz, -ˈju, -ˈjuz/

the people and the physical and social conditions and events that provide a background in which someone acts or lives:

the Irish-Catholic milieu of Chicago
a cultural milieu

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