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[sem-ee-klas-i-kuh l, sem-ahy-]
  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.
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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 of semi-classical

  • 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.