[ sem-ee-suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
half below the surface of the ground: the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.
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Examples from the Web for semisubterranean
The houses were all of the semisubterranean, circular type discussed previously.Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579|Robert F. Heizer
In these cases, the semisubterranean kiva was still retained in the courtyard as a definite religious structure.Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico|John M. Corbett