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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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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