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