Definition of semiacoustic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsemēəˈko͞ostik/ Pronunciation: /ˌsemˌī-/


(Of a guitar) having both one or more pickups and a hollow body, typically with f-holes.
Example sentences
  • There was one highlight, though - he got to hold Judd's white semi-acoustic Gibson guitar, which, he says, is the only guitar that ever felt right in his hands.
  • It's thrilling to see this return to the fray stretching out into a real second wind. ‘Born Innocent’ bowls along at a brisk pace, mixing earthy semi-acoustic rock with a soulful, retro feel, heavy on the Hammond.
  • The album, Steve explains, is the basis for the band's current semi-acoustic tour, having a softer, more acoustic sound itself.


A semi-acoustic guitar.
Example sentences
  • Eric played a red Gibson 330 semi-acoustic throughout his set - it sounded great, but then Gibsons are the best.
  • I wonder if feedback is more of a risk when playing a semi-acoustic.
  • She keeps us hanging in there, long enough to hear her bashing a wooden chair with a drumstick, and then strumming on a turquoise semi-acoustic.

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Syllabification: sem·i·a·cous·tic

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