semi·​soft | \ ˌse-mē-ˈsȯft How to pronounce semisoft (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semisoft

: moderately soft specifically : firm but easily cut semisoft cheese

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Needed painkillers and a Novocaine-like numbing cream; also smeared a semisoft Austrian cheese, topfen, on her leg as a home remedy. USA TODAY, "Broken bones, torn ligaments, more: Lindsey Vonn's injuries," 29 Jan. 2018 Scamorza is a close relative of mozzarella, a semisoft cheese typical of southern Italy that’s made from the same cow’s milk base — but whose curds are broken up more finely for a drier, lower-moisture cheese. Craig Laban,, "Cheese of the Month: Scamorza, the mozzarella cousin that hangs around," 9 Jan. 2018

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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