milieu

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmiːljɜː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/mɪlˈjʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mil yŏŏ, mēl-; Fr. mē lyœ)

Inflections of 'milieu' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
milieus
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
milieux
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mi•lieu /mɪlˈyʊ/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  mi•lieus /mɪlˈyʊz, mil-/USA pronunciation   mi•lieux 
    /Fr. miˈlyœ/.USA pronunciation  
  1. surroundings;
    environment:a poor social milieu.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mi•lieu  (mil yŏŏ, mēl-; Fr. mē lyœ),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -lieus, Fr. -lieux 
    (mil yŏŏ, mēl-; Fr. mē lyœ),USA pronunciation 
  1. surroundings, esp. of a social or cultural nature:a snobbish milieu.
  • Latin medius middle; see medium) + lieu lieu
  • French, equivalent. to mi (
  • 1795–1805
    background, sphere, setting. See  environment. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
milieu /ˈmiːljɜː; French: miljø/ n ( pl -lieux / -ljɜː -ljɜːz French: -ljø/) ( -lieus)
  1. surroundings, location, or setting
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from mi- mid1 + lieu place
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