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semi·​week·​ly ˌse-mē-ˈwē-klē How to pronounce semiweekly (audio)
: occurring twice a week
semiweekly adverb


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: a semiweekly publication

Examples of semiweekly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
For your semiweekly update on rainfall and drought conditions, one piece of good news is that the wildfire blazes and smoke plumes in Virginia have been fully contained with help from recent rains. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2023 Cancer patient turned away Scheduled for semiweekly lab work, Christina Campbell’s mother is a cancer patient who relies on Kaiser services for treatment. Jennifer Korn, CNN, 5 Oct. 2023 In December of his sophomore year, at a semiweekly student assembly known as Convocation, Wahl witnessed one of Falwell’s most infamous speeches. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2022 For a semiweekly cleaning of a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo, prices ranged from $83 to $225. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 After Friday, unvaccinated workers who won’t submit to semiweekly coronavirus testing will be placed on unpaid leave. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use


1791, in the meaning defined above


1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semiweekly was in 1791

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“Semiweekly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
semi·​week·​ly ˌsem-i-ˈwē-klē How to pronounce semiweekly (audio)
: occurring twice a week
semiweekly adverb


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: a publication that comes out twice a week

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