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Meaning of "lo-fi" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LO-FI

Modelled on hi-fi.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LO-FI

lo-fi  [ˈləʊˈfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LO-FI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lo-Fi is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LO-FI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Low fidelity

Low fidelity or lo fi is a type of sound recording which contains technical flaws that make the recording sound different compared with the live sound being recorded, such as distortion, hum, background noise, or limited frequency response. The term "low-fidelity" is used in contrast to the audiophile term high fidelity or "hi-fi", which refers to stereo equipment that very accurately reproduces music without harmonic distortion or unwanted frequency emphasis or resonance. The ideas of lo-fi are taken to extremes by the genre or "scene" of no fidelity, or no-fi. Some lower-budget recordings from the 1970s and 1980s have a "lo-fi" sound because of the limitations of the analog recording and processing techniques of the time, which introduced unwanted artifacts such as distortion and phase problems. In some recordings, however, high fidelity recording is purposely avoided, or the artifacts such as simulated vinyl record crackles are deliberately retained or added in for aesthetic or historical reasons. Some unique aural qualities are available only with "low-tech" recording methods, such as recording on tape decks, or using analog sound processors.

Definition of lo-fi in the English dictionary

The definition of lo-fi in the dictionary is of or giving an impression of poor quality.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LO-FI


affy
əˈfaɪ
clarify
ˈklærɪˌfaɪ
defy
dɪˈfaɪ
fie
faɪ
hi-fi
ˈhaɪˈfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
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 LO-FI

lo
lo tech
loach
load
load displacement
load factor
load line
load shedding
load the dice
load-bearing
load-lugger
loaded
loaded question
loaden
loader
loading
loading bay
loading coil
loading ramp
loadmaster

WORDS THAT END LIKE LO-FI

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

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lo-fi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LO-FI

Find out the translation of lo-fi to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lo-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 «lo-fi» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

低保
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lo- fi
570 millions of speakers

English

lo-fi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लो -Fi
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لو فاي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Текстовая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lo-fi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Lo-Fi
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lo-fi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lo-fi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lo-Fi-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハイファイでない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

로우 파이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lo-fi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lo-fi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லோ-ஃபை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लो-फाइ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lo-fi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lo-fi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lo-fi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Текстова
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Lo-Fi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

lo - fi
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lo- fi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lo-fi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lo- fi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lo-fi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LO-FI»

The term «lo-fi» is very widely used and occupies the 19.697 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LO-FI» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LO-FI»

Discover the use of lo-fi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lo-fi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture
The book focuses on the lo-fi movements of the UK and US, and across the globe, introducing the various communities who adopted the DIY ethic, the 1950s beat movement, Riot Grrrl, Queercore and Social Activism.
Amy Spencer, 2008
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Lo-Fi Photo Fun!: Creative Projects for Polaroid, Plastic, ...
The camera revolution has begun!
Adam Bronkhorst, 2012
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Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture
This analysis will suggest that the issues raised by the particularities of lo-fi (and mid- 1990s pop music more generally) allow us to consider not only a wider band in the history of pop music but also to take in a wider perspective on a range of ...
Henry Jenkins III, Tara McPherson, Jane Shattuc, 2003
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IS Management Handbook, 8th Edition
The mapping of specific actions to user interface widgets will come at a later stage in the development process. Lo-Fi Window Design Following the storyboard, the design process proceeds to the development of the initial lo-fi window designs.
Carol V. Brown, Heikki Topi, 2003
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Practical Recording Techniques: The Step- By- Step Approach ...
Lo-fi is the opposite of hi-fi. High fidelity recordings sound like real musical instruments. Technically, hi-fi sound implies a flat frequency response, no noise or distortion, and low wow and flutter. In contrast, lo-fi sounds might have a narrow ...
Bruce Bartlett, 2013
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Soil survey of Washington and Ramsey Counties, Minnesota
... *Ronneby Rosholt Santiago Seelyeville Soderville Sparta Udifluvents Udorthents Waukegan Waukegan Variant- Webster Whalan -«-- Family or higher taxonomic class Mi Co Fi Mi Fi Fi Fi Lo Fi Lo Fi Lo Sa Fi Lo Lo Fi Co Fi Lo Fi Lo Sa Lo Fi ...
Kenneth R. Vinar, United States. Soil Conservation Service, Minnesota. Agricultural Experiment Station, St. Paul, 1980
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Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don't teach you in design ...
41. THE. LO-FI. PDA. I will preface this chapter by saying I am a HUGE technology fan. I've owned every version of the iPod. I could write “graffiti” on my Palm with the best of them. I overcame an addiction to the Blackberry scroll wheel only to ...
Michael Janda, 2013
9
Rock Over the Edge: Transformations in Popular Music Culture
6 This ''latest trend'' is further elaborated in another New York Times Sunday feature, ''Lo-Fi Rockers Opt for Raw Over Slick.'' Familiar traits of rock mythology pulse through the article: lo-fi's do-it-yourself methodology is ''rooted in ...
Roger Beebe, Denise Fulbrook, Ben Saunders, 2002
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Punk Rock Aerobics: 75 Killer Moves, 50 Punk Classics, and ...
THK 3 MOVKS JUST LIKE THREE CHORDS in a classic punk song, we pick three moves and set them to a song — otherwise known as combo-hatching. For each song, you pick three PRA moves. Now is the time to put that Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi  ...
Maura Jasper, Hilken Mancini, 2004

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lo-fi is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Kills' Alison Mosshart Is Fire And Power :: Music :: Features …
She is pleased how, as diverse as their records have been, alternating between lo-fi, garage and blues rock—from Blood Pressures, to 2008's ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Album review: Beau Monga | Stuff.co.nz
The beat-boxing also achieves a lo-fi sound reminiscent of an old-school hip hop mixtape from the 1990s (though it probably helps that he ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
3
This adorable robot is hitchhiking its way across the U.S.A. | Blastr
The robot itself looks like the love child of Lost in Space's robot and a laundry basket — but that lo-fi charm just makes it cooler. The robot is ... «Blastr, Jul 15»
4
Spaghetti Theatre Returns With Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New …
The youthful associates at Spaghetti Theatre continue to expose Nashville to interesting fare in the off-Broadway vein. Modest venues and lo-fi ... «Nashville Scene, Jul 15»
5
Check out Nolan the Ninja's brand new video for his excellent track …
Emcee and producer Nolan the Ninja has just released his latest single, “Sunset” from his album lo-fi l∞ps (which was released this past May). «Detroit Metro Times, Jul 15»
6
'Smart Boy' Concept Images Show What A Nintendo Smartphone …
Along with interchangeable sections including a physical Game Boy-style controller, the concept phone sports a fittingly lo-fi power-saving 8-bit ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
7
Good Campaign of the Week: Veterans for Peace "Battlefield …
Director Price James, represented by Agile Films, is perhaps most famed for his music videos; his similarly lo-fi “OK” video for Shitdisco earned ... «Branding Magazine, Jul 15»
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Chicago talent a clear favorite at muddy Pitchfork Music Festival …
Vile, a former member of the War on Drugs, was a perfect lo-fi welcome back to the festival after the torrential downpour. Though less dramatic ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
9
Listen: Drinks - "Laying Down Rock" | News | CMJ - CMJ.com
Tim Presley (White Fence) drolly implores a lover to not retire too long over music that's awkward and lo-fi fumbly, but pretty in its way. «CMJ, Jul 15»
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The Lumenati Cinematic Smartcase Turns Your Phone Into A …
... high-density optical sensor, and sharing capabilities with the old-school cachet, ergonomic form factor, and coolness of a retro lo-fi camera, ... «OhGizmo!, Jul 15»

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