Definition of semigloss in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsemēˌɡläs/ Pronunciation: /ˈsemˌī-/ Pronunciation: /-ˌɡlôs/


A paint that dries to a moderately glossy sheen.
Example sentences
  • In older houses, stick with flat paint - rather than glossy or even semigloss - as much as possible (both inside and outside) because it helps disguise the nicks and unevenness that come with age.
  • Painted walls near the work center should be covered with semigloss paint so they can be wiped clean.
  • The longest dry time will be with a semigloss or gloss latex; allow about 24 hours for these to dry.

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Syllabification: sem·i·gloss

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