[sem-ee-sweet, sem-ahy-]
somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening: a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate.

1950–55; semi- + sweet Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Heating, boiling, or freezing is also used to concentrate juice for semisweet wines.
We invited chocolate amateurs and professionals to rate two dozen plain bittersweet and semisweet chocolates in a blind tasting.
Drizzle in three ounces of semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled, and add three tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.
What came up with the weight was rushlike and semisweet.
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