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semiclassical

[sem-ee-klas-i-kuh l, sem-ahy-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to music by classical composers that is familiar or appealing to the general public.
  2. of or relating to music intermediate in style between classical and popular music.

Origin of semiclassical

First recorded in 1900–05; semi- + classical
Related formssem·i·clas·si·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for semi-classical

Historical Examples

  • Somewhere between this date and 1624 an inner porch, of semi-classical design, was inserted at the west end.

    Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral

    George Worley

  • The six-year classical and semi-classical schools are comparatively unimportant subdivisions in smaller towns.

  • There must be equality of privileges as between classical, semi-classical and non-classical first-grade schools.