\ 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 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 It was packed with people enjoying three kinds of ramen (including a sinus-clearing green curry), huge banh mi sandwiches, and burgers, along with nine local brews on tap and free popcorn from the machine by the entrance. Cindy Hirschfeld, New York Times, "Utah Powder and Steeps, Without the Crowds," 18 Feb. 2020 There is also a recipe for crab Banh mi, based on the sandwiches her mother made and sold from a cart when Thai was growing up. Andrea Pyenson, BostonGlobe.com, "Green crabs are wreaking havoc on our coastal habitat. So let’s eat them.," 25 June 2019 Owned and managed by a mother-daughter duo, according to its Facebook page, the restaurant serves everything from traditional beef pho noodles and banh mi sandwiches to avocado smoothies and Vietnamese iced coffee. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Saigon Box Vietnamese Kitchen in Frisco to host grand opening Saturday," 18 Feb. 2020 Saigon Kitchen This neighborhood eatery serves staples like pho, banh mi sandwiches, rice vermicelli noodle bowls, curry and other entrees in a modern dining room. azcentral, "5 restaurants near Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers spring training games in Surprise," 14 Feb. 2020 Ernesto called her mi comandante, a reference to the top rank in Fidel’s rebel army. Lisette Poole, Smithsonian, "Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son," 24 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of mi was in the 15th century

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3 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mi. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce MI (audio)

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

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Medical Definition of MI

1 mitral incompetence; mitral insufficiency
2 myocardial infarction

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