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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midtown adjective

Examples of midtown in a Sentence

Rents in midtown are very expensive.
Recent Examples on the Web The Shows, owned by IMG, that would provide Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park downtown and Moynihan Train Hall in midtown to designers participating in NYFW free of charge. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2021 That anxiety was always under the surface, erupting as when a steam pipe exploded in midtown in 2007. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Sep. 2021 To the right was the Hudson, shining in the light, and to the left were the buildings of Harlem, and then the glass-and-steel skyscrapers of midtown. Donald Antrim, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 This playful and funky hotel in the heart of midtown, and near Vanderbilt University, features luxe guest rooms, animatronic karaoke, and Poindexter, its lobby-level cafe. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2021 New commuting patterns could materialize, rush hour might start to blur and fade, and the hard sheen of midtown would soften. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 19 Feb. 2021 Madison Avenue in midtown, the most emotively inert part of the city, now almost elicits our compassion. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 7 June 2021 The flow of the apartment centers around a roughly 12-by-nine-foot foyer that leads to a 21-foot-long living room, which has a big window and a door out to a terrace with views down to midtown. Jenny Xie, Curbed, 2 Apr. 2021 Street signs at two midtown Phoenix intersections will honor Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles, who was killed by a car bomb outside the Clarendon Hotel 45 years ago this month. Camryn Sanchez, The Arizona Republic, 18 June 2021

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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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“Midtown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midtown. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of midtown

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

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