semi·​por·​no·​graph·​ic ˌse-mē-ˌpȯr-nə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce semipornographic (audio)
: somewhat pornographic
semipornography noun

Examples of semipornographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, with a click or swipe, children can sign up for highly addictive social apps and games that expose them to everything from semipornographic images to online conversations with strangers. Thomas D. Lehrman and Brad Wilcox, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semipornographic was in 1964

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“Semipornographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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