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



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

Origin of semiyearly

First recorded in 1925–30; semi- + yearly

Usage note

See bi-1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for semiyearly

biannual, semiyearly

Examples from the Web for semiyearly

Historical Examples of 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



another word for semiannual
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