A window in the floor peers down on a semi-nude performer lying on a bed.
A Stephen Meisel image from the Sex book, of a semi-nude Madonna squatting over an Evian bottle, hung over the couch.
One fixates upon the semi-nude forms of its stars; the other is truly naked.
While Richardson contends the shoot was advertised as a “semi-nude casting,” Ziff disagrees.
Alma in all her glory had her own ideas, and appeared invariably and literally in “semi-nude.”
The percentage of semi-nude figures increases until fully ninety-five per cent.
The other two were stripped, driven from their wounded comrade with rifles, and returned to the camp in a semi-nude condition.
The first two were of Beth, one a nude and the other a semi-nude, with only her lovely breasts exposed.
And then suddenly the storm broke—happy ally of the fête—jocosely drenching the semi-nude runners.
A clean-shaven and semi-nude attendant is in charge of a large hound which he is leading by means of a strap.
1530s, a legal term, "unsupported, not formally attested," from Latin nudus "naked, bare, unclothed, stripped" (see naked). General sense of "mere, plain, simple" attested from 1550s. In reference to the human body, meaning "unclothed," it is an artistic euphemism for naked, dating from 1610s (implied in nudity) but not in common use in this sense until mid-19c.
"nude figure in visual art," 1708, from French nud, obsolete variant of nu "naked, nude, bare," from Latin nudus (see nude (adj.)).