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semibasement Syllabification: sem·i·base·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈsemēˌbāsmənt/

Definition of semibasement in English:


A story of a building partly below ground level.
Example sentences
  • The projecting flanks to either side - with the council chamber and a semi-basement studio intended as a crèche - are of warm terracotta tiles and glass shaded by exterior glass-finned boxes.
  • The Atterbury Street entrance, cut into the Tate's west wall, leads to the new hall, galleries and shop inserted into the building's semi-basement.
  • It involves creating a semi-basement car park, new market hall, stalls and street layout changes.
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