semi·​post·​al ˌse-mē-ˈpō-stᵊl How to pronounce semipostal (audio)
: a postage stamp sold at a premium over its postal value especially for a humanitarian purpose

Examples of semipostal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Save Vanishing Species semipostal was issued in 2011, the fourth in the series. Jeanette Steele,, 2 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semipostal was in 1927

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“Semipostal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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