semimonthly

1 of 3

adverb

semi·​month·​ly ˌse-mē-ˈmən(t)th-lē How to pronounce semimonthly (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-
: twice a month

semimonthly

2 of 3

adjective

: occurring twice a month

semimonthly

3 of 3

noun

: a semimonthly publication

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
Considering Sean Payton, the prodigal son, drops hints semimonthly about a possible return, a conspiracy nut might call this a setup. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 25 July 2022 Nearby, the semimonthly Eastside Flea is a hip gathering of indie makers. Serena Renner, National Geographic, 22 Oct. 2019 In 1976 Will contributed his first semimonthly essay for Newsweek. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 20 June 2019
Adjective
Generally, semimonthly deposits of excise taxes are required. Lynn Mucenski Keck, Forbes, 25 July 2022 The effects on local retailers Made with Love, a semimonthly outdoor market in downtown Gilbert from September through April, has postponed its events until further notice. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, 19 Mar. 2020 Dorfman reasoned that a semimonthly benefit would more closely mirror the normal financial budgeting of SNAP recipients in working families. Nedra Rhone, ajc, 10 July 2018 Here’s your semimonthly update on plane fights, people trying to yank open the doors of planes in midair, and other forms of miscellaneous plane violence that keep happening and ending up on video for some reason. Avi Selk, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2018 With each practice, each semimonthly trip to Marathon Deli, the Terps learn a little more about Christinaki, and Christinaki about her second home. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 20 Dec. 2017 The restaurant will also offer beer, wine and spirits for retail, and host a semimonthly wine school. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, 25 July 2017 Hosted by New Yorker Amy Choi and native Angeleno Rebecca Lehrer, the semimonthly bicoastal show explores the complexities and joys of coexisting cultures. Julia Herbst, Los Angeles Magazine, 28 June 2017
Noun
The semimonthly newspaper was filled with poetry, speeches, editorials, articles, household tips and minutes from the church’s all-female Relief Society meetings. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

1829, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1829, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semimonthly was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Semimonthly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semimonthly. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

semimonthly

1 of 3 noun
semi·​month·​ly
ˌsem-i-ˈmən(t)th-lē,
ˌsem-ˌī-
: a semimonthly publication

semimonthly

2 of 3 adjective
: occurring twice a month

semimonthly

3 of 3 adverb
: twice a month

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