Definition of milieu in English:


Line breaks: mi¦lieu
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːljəː
, mɪˈljəː

noun (plural milieux or milieus pronounced same or /-ljəːz/)

A person’s social environment: Gregory came from the same aristocratic milieu as Sidonius
More example sentences
  • Instead Schodt recreates the social and cultural milieus that surrounded MacDonald at various stages of his life.
  • Alcoholism is so widespread here that it has a spiralling effect on the social milieu of the State.
  • Joyce used his own life and the social milieu of Dublin through which he took an imaginary walk every day of his exiled life.


mid 19th century: French, from mi 'mid' + lieu 'place'.

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