[sem-ee-muhnth-lee, sem-ahy-]


made, occurring, done, or published twice a month.

noun, plural sem·i·month·lies.

something occurring every half month or twice a month.
a semimonthly publication.


twice a month: We went semimonthly to see her.

Origin of semimonthly

First recorded in 1855–60; semi- + monthly
Can be confusedbimonthly biweekly semimonthly (see usage note at bi-1)

Usage note

See bi-1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of semi-monthly

Word Origin and History for semi-monthly

also semimonthly, 1809, from semi- + monthly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper