semiyearly

[ sem-ee-yeer-lee, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈyɪər li, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective

adverb

twice a year; semiannually: He seeded the lawn semiyearly.

RELATED WORDS

Origin of semiyearly

First recorded in 1925–30; semi- + yearly

Usage note

See bi-1.
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Examples from the Web for semiyearly

  • A semiyearly settling period had come around, and he had found himself without sufficient funds to pay in full, as he usually did.

    Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler

British Dictionary definitions for semiyearly

semiyearly

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈjɪəlɪ) /

adjective

another word for semiannual
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