semipermanent

adjective

semi·​per·​ma·​nent ˌse-mē-ˈpər-mə-nənt How to pronounce semipermanent (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-,
-ˈpərm-nənt
: lasting or intended to last for a long time but not permanent

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Expectations need to be managed: The results are only semipermanent. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Sep. 2022 As is the case with microblading, a semipermanent service that uses tiny needles to create hair-like strokes for more defined brows. Michelle Rostamian, Allure, 3 Sep. 2022 The semipermanent snow patches vanished completely during just three years in the 20th century—1933, 1959, and 1996. Simon Akam, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2017 Like any tattoo, microblading does (for the most part) fade over time, making permanent eyebrows more like semipermanent eyebrows. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 25 May 2022 Enter lip blushing, a semipermanent tattooing method designed to enhance the natural color and shape of your mouth for one to two years. Kate Foster, Glamour, 14 Jan. 2022 The company uses semipermanent structures that can be quickly broken down while leaving almost no trace. Scott Bay, Travel + Leisure, 29 Dec. 2021 The photos usually appeared on the Instagram grid (the semipermanent album of photos on a person’s profile page). Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 29 Oct. 2021 At Sugarin Studio in Los Angeles, founder Christina Son makes the art of semipermanent makeup feel natural and in some cases, essential. Tanya Akim, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semipermanent was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Semipermanent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semipermanent. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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