semiannual

adjective
semi·​an·​nu·​al | \ ˌse-mē-ˈan-yə(-wə)l How to pronounce semiannual (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semiannual

: occurring every six months or twice a year

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semiannually adverb

Examples of semiannual in a Sentence

my semiannual visit to my cousin
Recent Examples on the Web Like traditional Treasurys, they are backed by the U.S. government and make semiannual interest payments. Lori Ioannou, WSJ, 3 Oct. 2021 Its semiannual and annual value levels are 12,395 and 12,001. Richard Henry Suttmeier, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Boyle was initiated into Delta Phi Epsilon in April 1963, along with 10 members of the 86th Line, as the fraternity refers to semiannual classes of pledges. Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2021 Its semiannual and annual value levels are 12,395 and 12,001. Richard Henry Suttmeier, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Its semiannual and annual value levels are 12,395 and 12,001. Richard Henry Suttmeier, Forbes, 22 June 2021 In his July 14 semiannual monetary policy report to the House Financial Services Committee, Fed chairman Jerome Powell insisted that elevated inflation was temporary. Eric Grover, National Review, 17 Aug. 2021 Its semiannual and annual value levels are 12,395 and 12,001. Richard Henry Suttmeier, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appears before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs at 9:30 a.m. for a hearing on the semiannual monetary policy report to Congress. Rick Klein, Averi Harper, ABC News, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of semiannual

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semiannual was in 1791

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“Semiannual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiannual. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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semiannual

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of semiannual

: happening or produced every six months or twice in each year

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