[ sem-ee-prahy-vit, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ vɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ- /


having some degree of privacy but not fully private, as a hospital room with fewer beds than a ward.

Origin of semiprivate

First recorded in 1875–80; semi- + private

Related forms

sem·i·pri·va·cy [sem-ee-prahy-vuh-see, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpraɪ və si, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for semiprivate

  • He strolled about, reading the names over the small shops, the corner public house, the dressmakers' semiprivate residences.