semi·​rur·​al ˌse-mē-ˈru̇r-əl How to pronounce semirural (audio)
: somewhat rural

Examples of semirural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her fiance travels weekly for work, leaving her alone in their house in Shadow Hills, a quaint semirural neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2023 When the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors met to vote on a project to rezone a semirural neighborhood in Bloomington for a massive warehouse complex, dozens of residents, activists and union construction workers came to speak passionately for and against it. Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2023 The seventh-grader, whose name has been withheld to protect her privacy, is always running around playing this sport or that, including swimming and basketball, and loves to take care of the three goats and a horse that live on their property in their semirural town. Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2023 This is the road that first delivered me to Damascus at Easter 1973, before high-rise government offices, embassies, and apartments for a new class of military officers, civil servants, and merchants absorbed semirural, suburban Mazzeh into the metropolis. Charles Glass, The New York Review of Books, 28 Feb. 2023 An evacuation order also was issued for residents of the Wilton area in semirural southeastern Sacramento County. Arkansas Online, 15 Jan. 2023 In the wake of apparent ruin, the family relocated from a town house in Harlem, with good furniture and servants, and a summer home on the beach, to the wilds of semirural Brooklyn. Willard Spiegelman, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2022 Limón is committed to giving agency to her semirural home. Edna Bonhomme, The Atlantic, 1 Nov. 2022 And yet those Americans, along with their neighbors in semirural suburban communities, play an outsize role in American electoral politics. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 13 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semirural was in 1835

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“Semirural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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