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hi-fi

[hahy-fahy] /ˈhaɪˈfaɪ/
noun
2.
a phonograph, radio, or other sound-reproducing apparatus possessing high fidelity.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of such apparatus; high-fidelity.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; shortened form of high fidelity
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Examples for hifi
  • It is often used by hifi reviewers as a reference turntable.
British Dictionary definitions for hifi

hi-fi

/ˈhaɪˈfaɪ/
noun (informal)
1.
  1. short for high fidelity
  2. (as modifier) hi-fi equipment
2.
a set of high-quality sound-reproducing equipment
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Word Origin and History for hifi
hi-fi
1950, abbreviation of high fidelity (1934).
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Related Abbreviations for hifi

hi-fi

high fidelity
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