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semiyearly

[sem-ee-yeer-lee, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈyɪər li, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
semiannual (def 1).
adverb
2.
twice a year; semiannually:
He seeded the lawn semiyearly.
Origin of semiyearly
1925-1930
1925-30; semi- + yearly
Usage note
See bi-1.
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  • A semiyearly settling period had come around, and he had found himself without sufficient funds to pay in full, as he usually did.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
British Dictionary definitions for semiyearly

semiyearly

/ˌsɛmɪˈjɪəlɪ/
adjective
1.
another word for semiannual
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