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semimonthly

[sem-ee-muhnth-lee, sem-ahy-]
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adjective
  1. made, occurring, done, or published twice a month.
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noun, plural sem·i·month·lies.
  1. something occurring every half month or twice a month.
  2. a semimonthly publication.
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adverb
  1. twice a month: We went semimonthly to see her.
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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.
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Examples from the Web for semimonthly

Historical Examples

  • I sent her $20 semimonthly, which was $40 a month I sent her.

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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

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

    Old Judge Priest

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Neither offer was accepted for the reason, as was stated, that a semimonthly service was desired.

  • Let's see—I am trying to remember if I sent that semimonthly or monthly.

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy