mid·​town ˈmid-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce midtown (audio)
: a central section of a city
especially : one situated between sections conventionally called downtown and uptown
midtown adjective

Example Sentences

Rents in midtown are very expensive.
Recent Examples on the Web More than 20,000 people viewed the collection in advance, with lines as long as two hours stretching down Rockefeller Plaza in midtown. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2022 The James NoMad sits between Fifth and Madison Avenues offering easy access to midtown and downtown, either by foot or by subway. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 At a women’s networking dinner the other night in midtown, I was introduced to a lively blonde restaurant publicist over white wine and a multi-course meal. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2022 In midtown Anchorage, Democratic Rep. Andy Josephson had $58,000 on hand 30 days from the election after outstanding debts while Republican challenger Kathy Henslee, who previously ran for state House and the Anchorage Assembly, had $28,000. Sean Maguire, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Oct. 2022 In conjunction with the Mutual project, Omaha leaders have pledged to build a $306 million, 3-mile-long streetcar line to connect midtown with downtown by sometime in 2026. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 Oct. 2022 Festivities fizzled out soon after brunch, only to be taken elsewhere, as other worthy Sunday Funday hangouts like Berry Hill in Montrose and Farrago in midtown had entered the mix. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 6 Oct. 2022 Houstonians visit this cantina, which has outposts in downtown, midtown and Garden Oaks, as much for the menu of frozen cocktails as for the Mexican street tacos. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 19 Aug. 2022 Areas at risk for flash flooding include midtown and downtown Mobile, Prichard, Tillmans Corner, Theodore, Chickasaw, Interstates 10 and 65, the Mobile Regional Airport as well as many other areas, the weather service said. Leigh Morgan, al, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of midtown was in 1882

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“Midtown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midtown. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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