\ 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 So assembling the masks is not as easy as do-re-mi. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, "Minnesota's 'Sound of Music' child star turns those famous movie curtains into face masks," 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, "How my tía and her Costa Rican dishes helped me heal after my mother's passing," 13 Oct. 2020 The restaurant served various ramen bowls,Taiwanese steam buns, tofu banh mi and more. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Owner abruptly closes Clifton ramen restaurant months after its second location shut down," 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, "New North Loop food hall features Ono Hawaiian, Wrecktangle Pizza — and Prince-themed cocktails," 17 Dec. 2019 Pho Bowl This new Vietnamese restaurant in Laveen serves popular soups from bun bo hue to pho, as well as banh mi, vermicelli bowls, calamari and fried rice. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "From Nobu to Matt's Big Breakfast: 27 restaurants that opened in metro Phoenix in January," 3 Feb. 2020 There would be beer and banh mi on the patio of a local brewery, and compostable plates rather than elaborate tablescapes. Alix Wall, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus can’t stop Bay Area weddings," 2 Apr. 2020 View this post on Instagram Sono i un'infermiera e in questo momento mi trovo ad affrontare questa emergenza sanitaria. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "Healthcare Workers Are Getting Scars From Their Face Masks," 8 Apr. 2020 More stylized sammies, like a brisket banh mi or a smoked turkey club with bacon and white barbecue sauce, cost $11 and $10, respectively. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "New barbecue stand called Brisket Love BBQ to open in Plano," 6 Mar. 2020

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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 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mi

music : the third note of a musical scale


\ 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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