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semiweekly

[sem-ee-week-lee, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈwik li, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
occurring, done, appearing, or published twice a week:
semiweekly visits.
noun, plural semiweeklies.
2.
a semiweekly publication.
adverb
3.
twice a week:
He traveled semiweekly to Detroit.
Origin of semiweekly
1785-1795
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; semi- + weekly
Can be confused
biweekly, semiweekly (see usage note at bi-)
Usage note
See bi-1.
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  • No one had taken the trouble to follow Pop in his semiweekly excursions to the barren field.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens

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