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[mass noun], [usually as modifier] A widely used standard for interconnecting electronic musical instruments and computers.‘a MIDI controller’
1980s: acronym from musical instrument digital interface.
The south of France.
French, literally midday; compare with Mezzogiorno.
A woman's calf-length skirt, dress, or coat.
- ‘Indeed they were reluctant to abandon it, even after fashion decreed the longer midi or maxi.’
- ‘There's the maxi, the midi, the mini, the micro and the Marsh.’
1960s: from mid, on the pattern of maxi and mini.
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