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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).
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Origin of mi
First recorded in 1520–30; see origin at gamut
Other definitions for mi (2 of 4)
Michigan (approved especially for use with zip code).
minimally invasive; minimal invasive.
Other definitions for mi (3 of 4)
mile; miles.Also mi
Other definitions for mi (4 of 4)
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How to use mi in a sentence
Staring out in great black letters that made the sentry gasp were the letters d-y-n-a-m-i-t-e!On Guard|Upton Sinclair
Being Letters written by Mrs. M. I. Stevenson during 1887-88.
In effect, the entire ship operated against a zero-M-I calculation which could be handled effectively only by the computer.Where I Wasn't Going|Walt Richmond
Occasionally kitty would tire of such unceasing attention, and emit a long, appealing m-i-e-u.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas
The 21st M. I. were sent out in relief, and met the squadron of Yeomanry returning on foot, stripped of all rifles and clothing.Two Years on Trek|Louis Eugne du Moulin
British Dictionary definitions for mi (1 of 3)
/ (miː) /
music (in tonic sol-fa) the third degree of any major scale; mediant
Word Origin for mi
C16: see gamut
British Dictionary definitions for mi (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for mi (3 of 3)
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Scientific definitions for mi
Abbreviation of mile
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