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: equipment for reproduction of sound with high fidelity

Examples of hi-fi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Amazon Music launched free lossless audio soon after Apple’s announcement, Spotify has yet to give a similar offering (though the company has floated the idea of hi-fi audio). Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2024 Owners rave about the precise midrange, the stereo imaging, and the general hi-fi sound. Jack Baruth, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2023 Manhattans, old-fashioneds, shag carpeting, and Buddy Greco on the hi-fi . . . Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 5 Sep. 2023 Another bar — set to open upstairs in 2024 — is planned as a hi-fi concept with quality sound systems, turntables and a small area for live performances in an ode to the Airliner’s legacy as a live-music venue. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Keep in mind that the steep price also accounts for a standalone audio control deck, spare hot-swappable battery (and charging deck) to ensure the headphones always have a charge, and hi-fi 40mm drivers for nearly reference-level sound on par with the best wireless headphones. Popular Mechanics, 29 Aug. 2023 The Christmas 1975 issue—a whopping 148 pages—also featured ads from record companies, hi-fi manufacturers, and, in a unique post-Watergate sign of the times, a manufacturer of anti-bugging devices. Sean Howe, Rolling Stone, 26 Aug. 2023 The first: hi-fi speakers with a bit of water-resistance built in for accidental spills. Jack Baruth, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2023 Last month, Bloomberg News reported Spotify was planning a new super-premium tier that was expected to include hi-fi audio. Rob Wile, NBC News, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hi-fi was in 1948

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“Hi-fi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hi-fi. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

hi-fi

noun
ˈhī-ˈfī
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: equipment for reproduction of sound with high fidelity

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