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noun (1)

: a dress, skirt, or coat that usually extends to the mid-calf


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noun (2)

: an electronic standard used for the transmission of digitally encoded music

Examples of midi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The actress, 47, arrived at the event wearing an all-white, bandeau Chanel midi dress on Wednesday evening. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 Perfect for those who want to look effortlessly chic at work and beyond, this midi dress can be dressed up with heels for a night out or paired with boots for a day at the office. Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2024 Waterhouse adopted a bump-forward grayscale look, wearing a white, midriff-baring crop top with a black midi skirt, and chunky black Prada loafers with white ankle socks. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2024 Find it on Amazon Go for Chic in This Satin Midi Skirt Get a slinky feel and vibe from this satin midi skirt that pairs perfectly with knee-high boots for the winter season. Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 22 Jan. 2024 Per photos shared by People, Giannulli could be seen embracing the controversial mob-wife aesthetic in a long cream fur coat, ultra platform black heels, and a chic midi bob parted down the middle. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 21 Jan. 2024 Lila, who made her own runway debut in 2020, wore a cocktail midi dress, heels and an overcoat. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024 Constructed from genuine leather with durable lug soles, these boots pair perfectly with a pair of sleek black jeans, a plaid skirt, or even a flowy midi dress. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2024 The two-piece is designed to be fitted throughout, with a cropped and sleeveless top and a matching column midi skirt — wear them together as a full set, or switch it up by pairing the top with slacks and the skirt with a cropped sweater. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 8 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

mid entry 1 + -i (as in mini)

Noun (2)

musical instrument digital interface

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1967, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of midi was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Midi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midi. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Mi·​di mē-ˈdē How to pronounce Midi (audio)
the south of France bordering Spain to the south and Italy to the east

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