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I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
Amar Bose

Meaning of "hi-fi" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HI-FI

hi-fi  [ˈhaɪˈfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HI-FI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hi-Fi is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HI-FI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hi-fi

High fidelity

High fidelity—or hi-fi or hifi—reproduction is a term used by home stereo listeners and home audio enthusiasts to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound to distinguish it from the poorer quality sound produced by inexpensive audio equipment, or the inferior quality of sound reproduction characteristic of recordings made until the late 1940s. Ideally, high-fidelity equipment has minimal amounts of noise and distortion and an accurate frequency response. It has been shown that the time-domain response is also crucial for realistic sound reproduction. One effort to standardize the term was the 1966 German Deutsches Institut für Normung standard DIN 45500. DIN 45500 approval was intended to provide audio equipment buyers with reassurance that their equipment was capable of good quality reproduction. In theory, only stereo equipment that met the standard could bear the words "Hi-Fi". In practice, the term was widely applied to audio products that did not remotely approach the DIN specifications.

Definition of hi-fi in the English dictionary

The definition of hi-fi in the dictionary is a set of high-quality sound-reproducing equipment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HI-FI


affy
əˈfaɪ
clarify
ˈklærɪˌfaɪ
defy
dɪˈfaɪ
fie
faɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
lo-fi
ˈləʊˈfaɪ
low-fi
ˈləʊˈfaɪ
modify
ˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ
moistify
ˈmɔɪstɪˈfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
phi
faɪ
qualify
ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪ
redefy
ˌriːdɪˈfaɪ
satisfy
ˈsætɪsˌfaɪ
sci-fi
ˈsaɪˌfaɪ
specify
ˈspɛsɪˌfaɪ
verify
ˈvɛrɪˌfaɪ
Wi-Fi
ˈwaɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HI-FI

hi
hi tech
hi-def
hi-fi system
hi-hat
hi-tec(h)
hi-tech
Hialeah
hiant
hiatal
hiatal hernia
hiatus
hiatus hernia
Hiawatha
Hib
hibachi
hibakusha
hibernacle
hibernacula
hibernacules

WORDS THAT END LIKE HI-FI

ach-y-fi
Amalfi
banoffi
buffi
cfi
defi
fi
fifi
Gaddafi
kufi
kulfi
Qaddafi
refi
Rifi
Safi
Sufi

Synonyms and antonyms of hi-fi in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hi-fi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HI-FI

Find out the translation of hi-fi to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hi-fi from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hi-fi» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

高保真音响
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hi - fi
570 millions of speakers

English

hi-fi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हाय -Fi
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرحبا فاي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

привет - Fi
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oi -fi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Hi-Fi
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

salut - fi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hi-fi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hallo -fi-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハイファイの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하이파이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hi-fi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hi-fi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Hi-Fi
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Hi-fi
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hi-fi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hi - fi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Hi-Fi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

привіт - Fi
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hi -fi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hi - fi
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hi -fi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hi-fi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hi - fi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hi-fi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HI-FI»

The term «hi-fi» is very widely used and occupies the 10.641 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HI-FI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hi-fi

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4 QUOTES WITH «HI-FI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hi-fi.
1
Amar Bose
I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
2
Wayne Coyne
We never thought it would be something everyone would listen to. We never thought people who listen to Britney Spears would run to listen to it. It was intended for people on the fanatical side of production and hi-fi.
3
Herbert Marcuse
The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
4
Alan Parsons
I started in a research lab for TV cameras, then I worked at a tape duplication facility. That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HI-FI»

Discover the use of hi-fi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hi-fi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Audio and Hi-Fi Handbook
It is designed to help enthusiasts understand and modify their hi-fi equipment. This edition contains new chapters on servicing, and digital developments such as DVD, digital TV, digital radio, Internet audio and MP3 players.
Ian Robertson Sinclair, 2000
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Hi-Fi Color For Comics: Digital Techniques For Professional ...
An instructional manual designed to teach readers how to incorporate color into their comic line art furnishes step-by-step instructions in color theory, scanning, equipment, setting up pages, flatting, rendering, special effects, color ...
Brian Miller, Kristy Miller, 2008
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Sound Design: Classic Audio and Hi-Fi Design
This book traces the development of audio design by decade, from the LP record, the birth of hi-fi and the first transistors in the 1950s, through the Japanese hi-fi boom of the 60s and 70s, the CD and the Walkman in the 80s, to the MP3 and ...
David Attwood, 2002
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Popular Science
I figure hi-fi has to be wonderful to please so many people in spite of the mistakes they make in buying and the way they misuse their gear after they get it. What are the mistakes? Well, in a field that's so personal no two people can agree on ...
5
Popular Science
Hi-Fi and Electronics The causes are often obscure and baffle even the experts. Here are tips on what to do By Eugene F. Coriell OF ALL the gremlins that bedevil a home music system, hum and noise are the worst. Hum is a continuous,  ...
6
Popular Mechanics
What's Watt in Choosing A Hi-Fi? Like a car's horsepower, the number of watts an amplifier puts out is an important key to good performance. Here's how to determine the amount of power you need and how to unscramble the various output ...
7
Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica
The title came years ago upon spotting and not grabbing a particular German LP entitled Yodel in Hi-Fi. While doing research at Paris's Bibliotheque Nationale I was able to listen to this 1959 LP by Marieluise Tichy and the Two Rudis. I guess I ...
Bart Plantenga, 2013
8
LIFE
THE. HI-FI'. BANDWAGON. IN NEW YORK CITY EXCEPT FOR SECOND FROM LEFT WHICH. MORE than the citizens of any other nation, Americans almost from birth are besieged by artificial sound. The farm boy milks to broadcast music, ...
9
What's Your Hi-Fi Q?: From Prince to Puff Daddy, 30 Years of ...
What's Your HI-FI Q? THE FIVE BEST DUETS We could have chosen the entire duets album they made in 1972, with the beautiful "Be Real Black for Me" and the original "I (Who Have Nothing)" and "Where Is the Love." And we could have ...
Scott Poulson-Bryant, Smokey Fontaine, 2002
10
Popular Science
Your. Best. Buy. in. Ready-Made. Hi-Fi. HI-FI and Electron I To judge the quality of ready-made hi-fi, first play a familiar record on best rig in shop. Take these close looks before you buy How to Order. By R. S. Lanier NOW you can have the  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HI-FI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hi-fi is used in the context of the following news items.
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Axon Pro Launch: ZTE's All-American Premium Phone Features Hi
The device is also the first U.S. smartphone to feature Hi-fidelity, Hi-Fi audio production and playback. “Audio touches several aspects of our ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
2
Jamo C103 review | What Hi-Fi?
Like a nightclub bouncer in a tailor-made suit, the Jamo C103s are really packed in there. Each cabinet is big and burly, with a power-bulge ... «What Hi-Fi?, Jul 15»
3
Monitor Audio launches S150 Bluetooth speaker | What Hi-Fi?
The S150 is due to go on sale during the second week of August for £150... Those familiar with Monitor Audio's Award-winning S200 wireless ... «What Hi-Fi?, Jul 15»
4
What does weak consumer sentiment mean for your portfolio …
Unfortunately, for retailers like JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) and Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) the effect is simply negative because it directly ... «Motley Fool Australia, Jul 15»
5
Lower Aust$ a major headwind for retailers - News.com.au
IG market strategist Evan Lucas says growing import costs linked to a weaker Australian dollar will affect most retailers, including JB Hi-Fi, Dick ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
6
Thursday music picks: First Aid Kit, Albert Lee | Austin Music Source
Party like it's 1995 as the Summerland Tour with Toadies, Everclear, Fuel and American Hi-Fi hits Cedar Park Center. … Lochness Mobsters ... «austin360, Jul 15»
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Bemidji show on Summerland Tour (Everclear, Toadies, Fuel …
BEMIDJI—The Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi planned for July 29 at the Sanford Center has been ... «Bemidji Pioneer, Jul 15»
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Target Adds Local Flavor to Clothing Products - Wall Street Journal
From Bose and Denon to Raumfeld and Devialet, everyone in hi-fi now makes a wireless speaker. Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Poison's lead singer, Bret Michaels, brings record-breaking crowds …
Kicking off the headliners Friday Night was American Hi-Fi, joining Toadies, Everclear and Fuel as part of their countrywide tour. During their ... «Southgate News Herald, Jul 15»
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Sneaker convention Sole Purpose 2, Everclear and Kansas Trail …
... on Wednesday to the fourth annual Summerland Tour, featuring a bill of 1990s rock bands – Everclear, Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi. «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hi-Fi [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hi-fi>. Nov 2020 ».
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