[hahy-fahy] /ˈhaɪˈfaɪ/

a phonograph, radio, or other sound-reproducing apparatus possessing .
of, relating to, or characteristic of such apparatus; high-fidelity.
noun (informal)

a set of high-quality sound-reproducing equipment

1947, abbreviation of high fidelity (1934), of radio recievers, in reference to their quality of sound reproduction. Hi as an advertiser’s phonetic shortening of high is attested by 1914.
high fidelity


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