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

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

noun,plural sem·i·month·lies.
  1. something occurring every half month or twice a month.

  2. a semimonthly publication.

  1. twice a month: We went semimonthly to see her.

Origin of semimonthly

First recorded in 1855–60; semi- + monthly

confusables note For semimonthly

See bi-1.

Words that may be confused with semimonthly

Words Nearby semimonthly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use semimonthly in a sentence

  • And would not the Camp be meeting to-night in regular semimonthly session at Kamleiter's Hall?

    Old Judge Priest | Irvin S. Cobb