Definition of semiformal in English:


Syllabification: sem·i·for·mal
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈfôrməl, ˌsemˌī-/

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  • 1Combining formal and informal elements: in the semiformal atmosphere irritations can be aired
  • 1.1Used to describe clothing that is neither formal nor casual and that is typically worn for a dance, wedding, or other event: the casino has a semiformal dress code (men must wear a tie and jacket)


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  • An event at which semiformal attire is expected: it had organized its own spring semiformal at a nearby hotel

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