semiformal

adjective
semi·​for·​mal | \ˌse-mē-ˈfȯr-məl, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semiformal 

: being or suitable for an occasion of moderate formality a semiformal dinner semiformal gowns

Examples of semiformal in a Sentence

She wore a semiformal gown to the wedding.

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The semiformal event will benefit the Village Park Reimagined project. Debi Eimer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Never hear 'I'm bored' again: 40 things to do for fun this summer if you live on the North Shore," 23 May 2018 Cassie and Brynn threw their first 5K run and fund-raiser, a semiformal dinner and auction, on April 18, 2015. Liz Brody, Glamour, "'I Accidentally Killed My Best Friend's Daughter'—How Two Women Recovered From the Worst Pain Imaginable," 21 Mar. 2018 Two outside advisory councils comprised of corporate CEOs dissolved after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks, and the White House severed ties with billionaire Carl Icahn, a semiformal Trump adviser. Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Punishes Longtime Aide After Angry Phoenix Speech, Sources Say," 29 Aug. 2017 Two outside advisory councils comprised of corporate CEOs dissolved after Trump’s Charlottesville remarks, and the White House severed ties with billionaire Carl Icahn, a semiformal Trump adviser. Fortune, "Trump Was So Angry About His Phoenix Rally’s Size He Punished the Aide Who Planned It," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of semiformal

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semiformal was in 1906

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semiformal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of semiformal

: somewhat formal : not informal but not highly formal

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