[ sem-ee-ab-strakt, -ab-strakt, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈæb strækt, -æbˈstrækt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
pertaining to or designating a style of painting or sculpture in which the subject remains recognizable although the forms are highly stylized in a manner derived from abstract art.
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Origin of semi-abstract
First recorded in 1940–45
OTHER WORDS FROM semi-abstractsem·i-ab·strac·tion [sem-ee-ab-strak-shuhn, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm i æbˈstræk ʃən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for semi-abstract
There were no abstract nor semi-abstract terms nor parts of speech.