mid·​town | \ ˈmid-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce midtown (audio) , -ˈtau̇n\

Definition of midtown

: a central section of a city especially : one situated between sections conventionally called downtown and uptown

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Examples of midtown in a Sentence

Rents in midtown are very expensive.

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San Pedro isn’t the only midtown thoroughfare targeted for a potential makeover. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "City Council could vote to drastically reshape areas near downtown San Antonio," 4 June 2019 Akech took Vogue along on her journey from her apartment in Williamsburg to Prada’s midtown Piano Factory headquarters. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "Watch Adut Akech’s Pasta-Filled New York Minute Routine Before the Prada Resort Show," 20 May 2019 This three-story building houses Sacrament Brewing Co. in the basement and features a food menu with pizza and tacos, unlike the midtown Burgers & Brew. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Looking for a new place to eat? These 30 restaurants opened in 2018's first six months," 5 July 2018 The actress was spotted leaving (what's likely) her hotel in midtown that same day in a completely different, more casual outfit. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Wore Her Cozy Louis Vuitton House Slippers Outside," 3 Apr. 2019 Darga recently designed a parking lot on the midtown campus of the nonprofit Children’s Center. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, "Ilitches can maximize parking money thanks to favorable city ruling on LCA lot designs," 6 Mar. 2018 Justus, a first-term councilwoman and former Missouri senator, enjoys popularity in her district that covers parts of Brookside, midtown, downtown and portions of Briarcliff in the Northland. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Ripple effects from Kander's candidacy felt down KC ballot as two drop council bids," 25 June 2018 The party was for Lohan’s new reality show, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, which premieres tonight on MTV, and the club had been done up to resemble as close to an island hot spot as a midtown hotel in January could manage. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Rebooting Lindsay Lohan," 8 Jan. 2019 The midtown uniform appears to have taken hold post-2008, when many financial firms loosened their once-strict suit-and-tie dress code. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "How the Fleece Vest Became the New Corporate Uniform," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of midtown

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midtown was in 1882

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English Language Learners Definition of midtown

chiefly US : the part of a city or town between its downtown and uptown

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