[ mil-yoo, meel-; French mee-lyœ ]
/ mɪlˈyʊ, mil-; French miˈlyœ /
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noun, plural mi·lieus, French mi·lieux [mee-lyœ]. /miˈlyœ/.
surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature: a snobbish milieu.
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Origin of milieu
synonym study for milieu
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How to use milieu in a sentence
They have failed, like all the juste-milieux of the world, and are laughed at for their eclecticism.What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon
British Dictionary definitions for milieu
/ (ˈmiːljɜː, French miljø) /
noun plural -lieux (-ljɜː, -ljɜːz, French -ljø) or -lieus
surroundings, location, or setting
Word Origin for milieu
C19: from French, from mi- mid 1 + lieu place
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Medical definitions for milieu
[ mĭl-yu′, mēl-yœ′ ]
n. pl. mi•lieus
The totality of one's surroundings; an environment.
The social setting of a mental patient.
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