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The south of France.


n. pl. MID·Is
1. A standard for representing musical information in a digital format.
2. Software that conforms to this standard, used for composing and editing electronic music.

[M(usical) I(nstrument) D(igital) I(nterface).]


n. pl. mid·is
A dress, skirt, or coat of mid-calf length.

[Short for midiskirt, blend of mid and (min)iskirt.]


(Clothing & Fashion)
a. (of a skirt, coat, etc) reaching to below the knee or midcalf
b. (as noun): she wore her new midi.
[C20: from mid-; on the model of maxi and mini]


(French midi)
1. (Placename) the south of France
2. (Placename) Canal du Midi a canal in S France, extending from the River Garonne at Toulouse to the Mediterranean at Sète and providing a link between the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts: built between 1666 and 1681. Length: 181 km (150 miles)


(Music, other) (modifier) a generally accepted specification for the external control of electronic musical instruments: a MIDI synthesizer; a MIDI system.
[C20: from m(usical) i(nstrument) d(igital) i(nterface)]


(ˈmɪd i)

n., pl. mid•is.
2. a garment with a midiskirt, as a coat.
[1965–70; extracted from midiskirt]



the south of France.
[< French: midday, south; Old French =mi- middle (< Latin medius; see mid1) + di day (< Latin)]


(ˈmɪd i)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface: a standard means of sending digitally encoded information about music between electronic devices, as between synthesizers and computers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midi - the southern part of FranceMidi - the southern part of France    
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.midi - a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computersMIDI - a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers
communications protocol, protocol - (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
Adj.1.midi - used of women's clothing having a hemline at mid-calfmidi - used of women's clothing having a hemline at mid-calf; "midiskirts"; "wore her dresses midi length"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
maxi - used of women's clothing having a hemline at the ankle; "wanted a maxi-length coat"; "a maxidress"
mini - used of women's clothing; very short with hemline above the knee; "a mini dress"; "miniskirts"


A. ADJ midi hi-fi; midi systemminicadena f
B. N = midiskirt


abbr of musical instrument digital interface
nMidi-System ntor -Anlage f

midi (system)

nMidi-System ntor -Anlage f
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If I had access to a Roland electronic piano, I would buy the MIDI disk rather than the CI).
There are three different harmony modes available: Chordal Harmony mode determines the harmony parts based on the song's chord changes, Multi-Part Harmony mode generates harmonies from selected MIDI tracks in the song and Melody Pitch Tracking mode performs pitch correction, changing audio notes or automatic double tracking based on a MIDI melody track.
This black box possesses the ability to translate the SMPTE version of time code into another form (called MIDI Time Code, or MTC) that was to be sent to the record/playback control box of the Disklavier.
I went to the control panel in my 98 Windows computer and selected Multimedia, clicked the MIDI tab and selected Microsoft's GS Wavetable SW Synth instead of Yamaha FM Synthesizer.
A student can even record herself as she plays along with the accompaniment (The software allows for both MIDI and digital audio input.
MIDI accompaniments are a useful alternative to CD accompaniments.
The WK-3000 keyboard features seventy-six full-size keys, is touch sensitive (with on/off), is thirty-two-note polyphonic and MIDI compatible.
Remember too that CDs providing accompaniment to the various piano methods are usually audio recordings of MIDI files.