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lo-fi

 (lō′fī′)
n.
Variant of low-fi.
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lo-fi

(ˈləʊˈfaɪ) or

low-fi

adj
(Broadcasting) informal (of sound reproduction) of or giving an impression of poor quality
[C20: modelled on hi-fi]
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lo-fi

Rock music from the 1980s recorded on low quality recording equipment by amateur musicians.
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