- the syllable used for the third tone of a diatonic scale.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone E.Compare sol-fa(def 1).
Origin of mi
First recorded in 1520–30; see origin at gamut
- Michigan (approved especially for use with zip code).
- minimally invasive; minimal invasive.
- myocardial infarction.
- mile; miles.Also mi
- mill; mills.
- Military Intelligence.
- Mounted Infantry.
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Examples from the Web for mi
Except for nine of them are musical words: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti—and si—are musical.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
The pentatonic scale is a simple concept—just five notes (do, re, mi, so, la) we all learned as children.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting
March 18, 2014
So now you know your Scrabblish AA, BO, QIS, next time won't you sing with MI?National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words
April 13, 2013
One key moment was a sit-down strike at a crucial General Motors facility in Flint, MI.How Do You Strike a Walmart?
November 24, 2012
Co -7, IA -7, NH -7, WI-7, VA -5, NV -4, MI -4, FL -3, NC -3, MN -3, OH -2.Various Thoughts: Demography, Rove, Morris, the Great Nate, &c.
November 7, 2012
I was only gaein to tell ye aboot the places it min't me o'!Heather and Snow
In addition to being a great painter, Mi Fei was a great calligraphist.Chinese Painters
The little present, or the Christmas-box (mi Aguinaldo) is of no mean worth.The Philippine Islands
"We are starting down our Spring street, Mi Primavera," he said.
"Mi Primavera," My Springtime, how well her father's pet name suited her!
- music (in tonic sol-fa) the third degree of any major scale; mediant
C16: see gamut
- Military Intelligence
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- myocardial infarction
- mitral insufficiency
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- Abbreviation of mile
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