the middle part of the body, between the chest and the waist.
the part of a dress or bodice, usually close-fitting, that covers this part of the body.
a garment that exposes this part of the body.
noting or pertaining to the middle part of the human body, the part of a garment that covers it, or a garment that exposes it.
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How to use midriff in a sentence
The piece’s top is covered with hivelike ceramic tiles and balanced above an impossibly tiny midriff on stinger-like legs.In the galleries: Breaching the border between art and furniture | Mark Jenkins | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Ensuring that her midriff is still exposed, Cyrus is obviously wearing a rhinestone crop top to match the basketball.
“You must stop baring your midriff,” scolded her headmistress.The 15 Most Cringeworthy Bits From Leandra Medine’s New Memoir | Emilia Petrarca | September 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her long brown hair flowed down and she had a bullet wound on her head and blood all over her midriff.New Details Are Released About Contents of the Lanza House | Michael Daly | March 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Courtney wore cutoff denim shorts with a plaid blouse tied at the midriff, showing off her ample cleavage.
Their collection features sparkling hotpants, midriff-baring tops, leopard prints, and combat boots.
If, however, the midriff contract so powerfully that the lower ribs are drawn inward, the abdominal walls follow them.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking | Wesley Mills
The chest is enlarged by the muscles of inspiration, the principal of which is the diaphragm or midriff.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking | Wesley Mills
Not heeding where he was going, he tumbled up against my table, and jammed it hard against my midriff.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
The book is a mine of beautiful descriptions, and of sentences which tickle your inmost midriff with delight.
But I shall no more pause with a bare foot and an empty stocking, a dish of food and a gnawing midriff.I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane
British Dictionary definitions for midriff
the middle part of the human body, esp between waist and bust
(as modifier): midriff bulge
anatomy another name for the diaphragm (def. 1)
the part of a woman's garment covering the midriff
US a woman's garment which exposes the midriff
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