semisecret

adjective

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

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'semisecret.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semisecret was in 1852

Dictionary Entries Near semisecret

Cite this Entry

“Semisecret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semisecret. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!