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semimonthly

[sem-ee-muhnth-lee, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈmʌnθ li, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
made, occurring, done, or published twice a month.
noun, plural semimonthlies.
2.
something occurring every half month or twice a month.
3.
a semimonthly publication.
adverb
4.
twice a month:
We went semimonthly to see her.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; semi- + monthly
Can be confused
bimonthly, biweekly, semimonthly (see usage note at bi-)
Usage note
See bi-1.
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adj.

also semimonthly, 1809, from semi- + monthly.

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