- of, relating to, or characteristic of such apparatus; high-fidelity.
Origin of hi-fi
Examples from the Web for hi-fi
But there's more to the businessman than just his love of hi-fi, as Jacob Bernstein reports.Newsweek's New Owner: The 92-Year-Old Wunderkind
August 4, 2010
The players were projectors of full-color, hi-fi sound, tri-di pictures.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
He punched a button on the chair and the 600-dollar hi-fi selected a random tape.The Syndic
I played some hi-fi records, things she liked, until she fell asleep.The Trial of Callista Blake
"That's what I thought," I said, getting up to switch on the hi-fi.
Just to keep the mood the same, I turned on my hi-fi and drew the loveseat up in front of the desk in my study.
- short for high fidelity
- (as modifier)hi-fi equipment
- a set of high-quality sound-reproducing equipment
Word Origin and History for hi-fi
1947, abbreviation of high fidelity (1934), of radio recievers, in reference to their quality of sound reproduction. Hi as an advertiser's phonetic shortening of high is attested by 1914.