Definition of semiprecious in English:

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semiprecious

Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈpreSHəs/
/ˌsemīˈpreSHəs/

adjective

Denoting minerals that can be used as gems but are considered to be less valuable than precious stones.
Example sentences
  • The exhibition also has a wide array of products such as necklaces, bangles, full and half-sets, pendants, precious and semi-precious stones, designer jewellery and birthstones.
  • The combination of gold with creative materials, colourful precious stones and semi-precious stones is also very much in vogue.
  • The products on display include necklaces, bangles, full and half sets, pendants, coins, precious and semi-precious stones, designer jewellery and birth-stones.

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Syllabification: sem·i·pre·cious

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