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 In July, an SUV drove through a protest in midtown. Ben Chapman, WSJ, "Car Drives Through Times Square Black Lives Matter Protest," 4 Sep. 2020 The figure, based on unique card-swipes at security turnstiles, was 9% in midtown. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Capital Note: Lockdowns & Lumber," 18 Aug. 2020 To fully escape the rush of midtown, pop into the quiet and peaceful secret library - an ideal spot to wind down your day. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Historic NYC loft holds a secret (video)," 10 Aug. 2020 The Pistons maintained their offices at the Palace and continued to use it as a practice facility until last October, when the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center opened in midtown. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' Palace of Auburn Hills imploded in a cloud of dust to cheers and shock," 11 July 2020 Fourteen schools -- 11 elementary and three middle schools -- would be replaced under the plan, and 10 new campuses would be added, including new PK-12 schools in downtown and midtown, and a PK-8 campus in the Medical District. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "Even with impacts of coronavirus looming, Dallas ISD pushes forward on state’s largest-ever school bond," 17 June 2020 Four days earlier, de Blasio instituted a nightly curfew—first set at 11 P.M., then moved to eight—in response to the looting of stores in midtown, SoHo, and on Fordham Road, in the Bronx. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "Bill de Blasio Faces the Fury of New Yorkers, on and off “The Brian Lehrer Show”," 6 June 2020 More than 200 arrested in New York City New York City’s midtown, downtown and parts of the Upper East Side and the Bronx have been hit by roving groups smashing windows and lighting small street fires. NBC News, "Officers hit by vehicle during protest in Buffalo, New York," 3 June 2020 By sunset Thursday, a new mural honoring George Floyd will be on display at the Breakfast Klub in midtown. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "New mural memorializing George Floyd underway at The Breakfast Klub," 4 June 2020

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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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11 Sep 2020

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“Midtown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midtown. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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