semilegendary

adjective
semi·​leg·​end·​ary | \ ˌse-mē-ˈle-jən-ˌder-ē How to pronounce semilegendary (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semilegendary

: having historical foundation but elaborated in legend

First Known Use of semilegendary

1866, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about semilegendary

Time Traveler for semilegendary

Time Traveler

The first known use of semilegendary was in 1866

See more words from the same year

Statistics for semilegendary

Cite this Entry

“Semilegendary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semilegendary. Accessed 13 December 2019.

Comments on semilegendary

What made you want to look up semilegendary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

easily led, controlled, or managed

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!