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midi

[mid-ee] /ˈmɪd i/
noun
1.
a skirt, dress, or coat, of mid-calf length.
adjective
2.
of the length of a midiskirt.
Origin of midi
extracted from midiskirt

Midi

[mee-dee] /miˈdi/
noun
1.
the south of France.
Origin
< French: midday, south; Old French, equivalent to mi- middle, half (< Latin medius; see mid1) + di day (< Latin diem, accusative of diēs)

MIDI

[mid-ee] /ˈmɪd i/
noun
1.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface: a standard means of sending digitally encoded information about music between electronic devices, as between synthesizers and computers.
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  • Yet even for her the sea could not always be calm, or the skies of the midi and the Riviera blue.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman
  • He was born in the midi, as they call the southern part of France.

    A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  • If you have travelled in the midi you have seen it, and you are to see it again now.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • They're talkers, you know, in the midi, and they tell of what they've done.

    "Fin Tireur" Robert Hichens
  • She stopped in her swift flight to him through the dusk of the midi garden.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • The class that has monopolized the Riviera has tried to recreate Paris in the midi.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • They are mostly men of the midi, Roman Gauls every inch of them.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • There is Nantoux, towards the midi where the rains come from.

  • Along with the wines of the midi may well be coupled the olives.

British Dictionary definitions for midi

midi

/ˈmɪdɪ/
adjective
1.
  1. (of a skirt, coat, etc) reaching to below the knee or midcalf
  2. (as noun): she wore her new midi
Word Origin
C20: from mid-; on the model of maxi and mini

Midi

/French midi/
noun
1.
the south of France
2.
Canal du Midi, a canal in S France, extending from the River Garonne at Toulouse to the Mediterranean at Sète and providing a link between the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts: built between 1666 and 1681. Length: 181 km (150 miles)

MIDI

/ˈmɪdɪ/
noun
1.
(modifier) a generally accepted specification for the external control of electronic musical instruments: a MIDI synthesizer, a MIDI system
Word Origin
C20: from m(usical) i(nstrument) d(igital) i(nterface)
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Word Origin and History for midi

Midi

"southern France," 1883, from French midi "south," literally "midday" (12c.), from mi "middle" (from Latin medius "middle;" see medial (adj.)) + di "day" (from Latin dies; see diurnal). Also cf. meridian.

MIDI

1983, acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

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