a person of conventional tastes and interests in matters of culture; a moderately cultivated person.
- mid·dle·brow·ism, noun
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How to use middlebrow in a sentence
Which is a shame, because sometimes a mild, witty, middlebrow comedy that isn’t trying too hard to be virtuous or subversive or timely really hits the spot.Steve Martin’s Only Murders in the Building Is a Droll, Cozy Mystery for Modern Manhattan | Judy Berman | August 30, 2021 | Time
The headline on a great 2014 profile of Trebek in the New Republic declared him the “Last King of the American middlebrow.”Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers | Oliver Roeder | November 9, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Salinger retooled it, retitled it "Paula," and sold it to Stag, a middlebrow publication for men.What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author | Andrew Romano | November 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And anyway, he continues, those gifts have been “thoroughly incorporated into American upper-middlebrow culture.”On the Value of Remaining Identified as a Jew, in the Absence of Faith | Mira Sucharov | October 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or does middlebrow entertainment become appealing only when it has aged into a minority taste?
In the book, his scope includes both the high- and middlebrow.
The absurdly successful Gwyn Barry is a hilarious take on middlebrow, narcissistic celebrity authors.
British Dictionary definitions for middlebrow
a person with conventional tastes and limited cultural appreciation
of or appealing to middlebrows: middlebrow culture
- middlebrowism, noun
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