Meaning of middle-of-the-road

mid•dle-of-the-road

Pronunciation: (mid'l-uv-u-rōd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. favoring, following, or characterized by an intermediate position between two extremes, esp. 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.
—n.
  1. Also calledpopular music having comparatively conventional, melodic qualities and hence having broad commercial appeal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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