Middling - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɪdlɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word middling
Brit.  |ˈmɪd(ə)lɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word middling

noun

- any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

adverb

- to certain extent or degree (syn: fairly, jolly, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat)

adjective

- lacking exceptional quality or ability(syn: average, fair, mediocre)

Examples

...tired of the city but not particularly interested in small-town life, he moved to a suburb of middling size...

...was disappointed in the renowned historian's latest book, which is only middling...

Middle class people come to pay middling prices for middling goods.

a tennis player of middling talent

There are 20 bottles in a middling box.

the performance was middling at best

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