\ ˈmē How to pronounce mi (audio) \

Definition of mi

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the third note of the major scale in solfège

Definition of mi (Entry 2 of 3)

1 mile; miles
2 mill

Definition of MI (Entry 3 of 3)

1 Michigan
2 military intelligence
3 myocardial infarction

Examples of mi in a Sentence

Noun do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Dakar 2022 will be taking place in Saudi Arabia January 2-14 with an introductory short rally on day one followed by 12 grueling long-distance races with a total distance close to 5,000 mi. David Blekhman, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Tropical Depression Ida was located 65 mi NNE of Huntsville AL moving NE at 17 mph. New York Times, 3 Sep. 2021 Tuesday morning, Jeff Bezos followed, flying his Blue Origin New Shepard ship even higher—100 km (62 mi) up—and similarly joined the astronaut club. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 20 July 2021 The engine burned for just over two minutes, accelerating the ship to a maximum speed of 3,540 k/h (2,200 mph), and an altitude of roughly 80 km (50 mi.). Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 20 July 2021 So assembling the masks is not as easy as do-re-mi. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, 4 Nov. 2020 Watching mi tía fill tamales with chicken and other ingredients not traditional to Mexican tamales, and then wrap them in these large banana leaves was not only interesting but mouthwatering. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, 13 Oct. 2020 The restaurant served various ramen bowls,Taiwanese steam buns, tofu banh mi and more. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 23 Dec. 2019 Look for things like fried chicken with fried rice, kimchi collard greens, duck mac & cheese, cheesy grits and carnitas banh mi. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, 17 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of mi


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mi


Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist

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“Mi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mi. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for mi


\ ˈmē How to pronounce mi (audio) \

Kids Definition of mi

: the third note of the musical scale



Kids Definition of mi.

1 mile
2 miles



Kids Definition of MI




Medical Definition of MI

1 mitral incompetence; mitral insufficiency
2 myocardial infarction

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