semi·​gloss ˈse-mē-ˌgläs How to pronounce semigloss (audio)
: having a low luster
specifically : producing a finish midway between glossy and flat

Examples of semigloss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opt for semigloss paint for a more forgiving front door finish to hide flaws. Sydney Price, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Apr. 2023 Finish by painting the woodwork and trim with a gloss or semigloss paint. Michael Stillwell, Popular Mechanics, 27 Mar. 2023 Opt for semigloss paint for a more forgiving front door paint finish to hide flaws. Sydney Price, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Dec. 2022 After the caulk has cured completely, paint the cubbies with a semigloss paint using a 2-inch angled brush and a small roller. Kit Selzer, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Nov. 2022 Next, the interior walls were painted with semigloss paint. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2022 If shelves are worn or tired, paint them with a semigloss paint that is easy to clean or add a fun shelf liner. Marni Jameson,, 20 Aug. 2021 With a semigloss paint sheen, this board-and-batten wainscot is durable, cleans up easily, and is a nice contrast to the matte finish on the wall above. Pamela Porter, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 May 2021 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, 25 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semigloss was in 1937

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“Semigloss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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