[ sem-ee-seer-ee-uhs, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈsɪər i əs, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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having some seriousness; partly serious.
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OTHER WORDS FROM semiserioussem·i·se·ri·ous·ly, adverbsem·i·se·ri·ous·ness, noun
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How to use semiserious in a sentence
John Boehner actually made a semi-serious offer in the fiscal talks.A Semi-Serious Offer from Boehner|Michael Tomasky|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now began one of these semi-comic, semi-serious adventures which seem to dog my footsteps.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
The corn-cutter spoke with a semi-serious, semi-jesting air that made Gazonal shudder.Unconscious Comedians|Honore de Balzac
He wanted to laugh, and he found occasion for doing so under the most serious, or at least semi-serious, circumstances.Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
Her quick ear heard, and she turned, semi-serious, questioning him with raised eyebrows.The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
And then followed a most irritating semi-serious remonstrance, in questionable taste.We Two|Edna Lyall