Definition of milieu noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    milieu

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//mɪlˈyu//
     
    ,
     
    [countable, usually singular](pl. milieus or milieux
    NAmE//milˈyʊz//
     
    , NAmE//milˈyuz//
     
    , NAmE//mɪlˈyʊz//
     
    , NAmE//mɪlˈyuz//
     
    )
    (from French)(formal)
     
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  1. 1the social environment that you live or work in synonym background
  2. 2 The findings of the report refer to a particular social and cultural milieu.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: milieu