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semiclassical

[sem-ee-klas-i-kuh l, sem-ahy-]
adjective
  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 semiclassical

Historical Examples

  • Bryce hung up, leaned back on his bed and pushed a button that turned on the radio to a semiclassical program.

    The Man Who Staked the Stars

    Charles Dye

  • The gymnasium was divided into three types: the classical, the semiclassical, and the scientific.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole