any of numerous minute dipterous insects, especially of the family Chironomidae, somewhat resembling a mosquito.: Compare gnat (def. 1).
Chiefly British. a little person.
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How to use midge in a sentence
Images of the fossils’ soft tissues, captured with scanning electron microscopy, reveal them in astonishing detail, from the facets of a crane fly’s compound eye to phantom midges trapped in a fish’s stomach.See stunning fossils of insects, fish and plants from an ancient Australian forest | Carolyn Gramling | January 7, 2022 | Science News
Blue midge,—feather of Waterhen's neck,—lead coloured silk for body, grizzled hackle for legs.The Teesdale Angler | R Lakeland
Why, there is one who has reached the top; he is not to be compared with a fly so much as a midge—who would have thought it?Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
In another minute midge was on her sled, and, with one red-mittened hand waving on high, was whizzing down the hill.Marjorie's Busy Days | Carolyn Wells
The squire shook his head to drive the thought away—yet it persisted, coming back like a midge dancing before his face.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
Thus ordered, Captain Cavendish opened the door and began calling loudly on the unknown lady bearing the name of midge.A Changed Heart | May Agnes Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for midge
any fragile mosquito-like dipterous insect of the family Chironomidae, occurring in dancing swarms, esp near water
any similar or related insect, such as the biting midge and gall midge
a small or diminutive person or animal
- midgy, adjective
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