lo-fi

noun
\ ˈlō-ˈfī How to pronounce lo-fi (audio) \

Definition of lo-fi

: the production or reproduction of audio characterized by an unpolished or rough sound quality

Other Words from lo-fi

lo-fi adjective

First Known Use of lo-fi

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lo-fi

low fidelity

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“Lo-fi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lo-fi. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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