Focus on the pronunciation of middle
› a point, position, or part that is not on one side or the other but is equally far from things on either side; the central point, position, or part: This is my class photo – I’m the one in the middle. › The middle of a period of time is a point between the beginning and the end of that period: The noise woke us up in the middle of the night. › infml Your middle is your waist. middle
/ˈmɪd·əl/ adj [not gradable] › In the sequence a, b, c, d, e, the middle letter is c.