Definition of half-sister in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaf ˈˌsistər/
(also half sister)


A sister with whom one has only one parent in common.
Example sentences
  • The film is about two half-sisters, one of whom has a psychological problem.
  • I have half-brothers and half-sisters from my parents' previous marriages, and they're all much older than me.
  • Flora, who has three half-sisters whom she has also never met, added that she would one day like to meet them too.

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Syllabification: half-sis·ter

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