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semiprofessional

Syllabification: sem·i·pro·fes·sion·al
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēprəˈfeSHənl, ˌsemˌī-
 
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Definition of semiprofessional in English:

adjective

1Receiving payment for an activity but not relying entirely on it for a living: a semiprofessional 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.
1.1Involving or suitable for people engaged in an activity on a semiprofessional basis: training at the semiprofessional level
More example sentences
  • He was captain of Paak United FC and had trials with Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool FC before playing for Lancaster FC on a semi-professional basis.
  • One or two singers are on the club circuit on a semi-professional basis.
  • Rotherham are optimistic that a rescue package can be finalised over the weekend that will save them from extinction and see the struggling Yorkshire club survive on a semi-professional basis in the National League first division.

noun

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A person who is engaged in an activity on a semiprofessional 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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