semisecret

adjective
semi·​se·​cret | \ ˌse-mē-ˈsē-krət How to pronounce semisecret (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semisecret

: not publicly announced but widely known nevertheless

Examples of semisecret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In truth, Bem had no formal funding for his semisecret research program. Daniel Engber, Slate Magazine, 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of semisecret

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Semisecret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semisecret. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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