middle-of-the-road

Use Middle-of-the-road in a sentence

middle-of-the-road

[mid-l-uhv-thuh-rohd]
adjective
1.
favoring, following, or characterized by an intermediate position between two extremes, especially in politics; moderate.
2.
of, pertaining to, or describing a type of popular music that avoids extremes of style and is catchy and tuneful enough to have broad appeal.
noun
3.
Also called easy listening. popular music having comparatively conventional, melodic qualities and hence having broad commercial appeal.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

middle-of-the-roader, noun
middle-of-the-roadism, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To middle-of-the-road
Collins
World English Dictionary
middle-of-the-road
 
adj
1.  not extreme, esp in political views; moderate
2.  of, denoting, or relating to popular music having a wide general appeal
 
'middle-of-the-'roader
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
But street protests may alienate middle-of-the-road voters and business.
One by one, these expensive yet middle-of-the-road pictures delivered disappointing results or flat-out flopped.
He earned a reputation as a pragmatic jurist whose middle-of-the-road rulings reflect a desire to apply rather than make the law.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;