semigloss

adjective
semi·​gloss | \ ˈse-mē-ˌgläs How to pronounce semigloss (audio) , ˈse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˌglȯs \

Definition of semigloss

: having a low luster specifically : producing a finish midway between glossy and flat

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Recent Examples on the Web How to clean walls coated with semigloss paint Semigloss paint is a bit more durable, so bring on the dish detergent–but not too much. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know to Clean Your Walls," 25 July 2019 Using a small, low-nap roller, apply an exterior primer, followed by a semigloss acrylic topcoat. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Properly Restore the Polyurethane Trim on Your House," 17 Sep. 2016 Using a small, low-nap roller, apply an exterior primer, followed by a semigloss acrylic topcoat. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Properly Restore the Polyurethane Trim on Your House," 17 Sep. 2016

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Semigloss.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semigloss. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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