Definition of Brooks, Cleanth in US English:

Brooks, Cleanth

proper noun

  • (1906–94), US teacher and critic. A leading proponent of the New Criticism movement, he edited The Southern Review 1935–42 and taught at Yale University 1947–75. Notable works: Modern Poetry and Tradition (1939) and The Well-Wrought Urn (1947).

Pronunciation

Brooks, Cleanth

/bro͝oks/