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semi-professional

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Definition of semi-professional in English:

adjective

Receiving payment for an activity but not relying entirely on it for a living: a semi-professional musician
More example sentences
  • The Dhol Foundation is a collection of professional and semi-professional UK musicians giving the centuries-old drumming traditions of the Punjab a modern twist.
  • The only little problem with that raise in salary is that amateur and semi-professional musicians won't be able to play at all.
  • Children as young as 10 years old perform alongside the ensemble's core of semi-professional adult musicians.

noun

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A person who is engaged in an activity on a semi-professional basis.
Example sentences
  • We labeled them hobbyists, amateurs, serious amateurs, semi-professionals, professional nonperformers and performing artists/teachers.
  • By 1998 Ulster, Munster and Leinster each had 21 full-time professionals and 10 semi-professionals but before that all of the teams were hybrid operations.
  • This is a song-writing competition open to all amateurs, semi-professionals and professionals.

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