American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal High fidelity.
- n. Informal An electronic system for reproducing high-fidelity sound from radio or recordings.
- Shortened form of high fidelity. (Wiktionary)
- hi(gh) + fi(delity). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When you advise a woman to dally with men because they might, in exchange, arrange for that woman “to buy everything from electric blankets to hi-fi records wholesale,” then you have violated the signal code of people who were jolted from the middle class in the 1930s: their ardent desire to behave decently because, for a time in their lives, that behavior was all that separated them from the Helen Gurleys of the world.”
“You'll have to deal with old-school speaker wire and installing the orbs into the Booster with a tiny screw-driver, but the set-up time is worth it for having what is essentially a full-fledged hi-fi on your desktop.”
“Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Two Orb Speakers plus Booster, from $390 For the Hi-Fi Enthusiast It's a bit much to treat your computer's speakers like a veritable hi-fi set up, but Orb audio's small-scale components let you do it without too much desk clutter.”
“Be it stamps, old hi-fi equipment, vintage pocketknives, or real estate, when it comes to collectibles, our passions run hot.”
“I know terms like "jitter" reek of hi-fi wonkery, but even my philistine ears could detect it (it's less of a discrete sound than an overall sense of dullness), so here's a simplified explanation: To capture analog sound in a digital format, thousands of snapshots of a sound wave are taken each second (44,100 for CD quality).”
“All 1500 kids trooped into the auditorium for what turned out to be about 10 'acts', mostly fellow Rothschild students lip-synching and choreographed dancing like Four Tops and Marvelettes to Motown songs 45s being played backstage with a mic on the hi-fi going through the tiny tinny PA.”
“Which? said it was not worth spending £25 on it as: "Our lab test showed it didn't reduce the power used, and actually increased it when it was linked to a plasma TV, a hi-fi or an energy-saving light bulb.”
“But even after college and in the real world, the bulk of my entertainment budget was earmarked for music – ahead of movies, appliances, dining-out – everything except maybe the hi-fi to listen to it on.”
“Ma would play her old sixties records on the hi-fi when she cleaned the house, or paid bills at the dining room table.”
“A trial on the hi-fi restores parity a bit, but first impressions were crucial here.”
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