Definition of semi-annual in English:

semi-annual

adjective

  • Occurring twice a year.

    ‘their semi-annual meetings’
    • ‘And I'm having my semi-annual despair-over-my-lack-of-a-love-life freakout, too.’
    • ‘However, the rate of solved crimes has also increased, according to data from the semi-annual report of the Sofia Directorate of the Interior Ministry.’
    • ‘He introduced a proposal for a semi-annual sales tax holiday, and supported extending North York's sidewalk snow removal program to the entire megacity (a program that's now in question because its done so much damage to lawns).’
    • ‘The sentiment seems to be widespread among the bishops who participated in the semi-annual meeting, held this past June in Englewood, a few miles from Denver, Colorado.’
    • ‘And while New York designers scramble to stitch their lines for the semi-annual previews, the autumn clothes unveiled yesterday are for ladies who can afford to take it slowly.’
    • ‘I myself am thinking that my semi-annual haircut can probably wait another couple of weeks, so I'll be hitting her tip jar as soon as I get paid again on Friday.’
    • ‘Jack is the president of our community association, a pretty laissez-faire group that holds semi-annual picnics and an annual meeting.’
    • ‘The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in its semi-annual Economic Outlook that the Bank of England should raise its key rate to 5.5% next year to head off inflation.’
    • ‘Today was a day of meetings, which seems to be the usual round at the moment, although this afternoon was unusual in that it was the semi-annual programme review.’
    • ‘But 91% of the elderly got eye exams and 58% the semi-annual foot inspections.’
    • ‘Keeneland's board of directors resolved to support a national medication policy at its semi-annual meeting on Wednesday.’
    • ‘Through semi-annual interviews, researchers collected data on drug use history, sociodemographics, and drug use and sexual behavior within the last 6 months.’
    • ‘Holmes will present research on his underwater listening device in Vancouver on May 20 at the semi-annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.’
    • ‘Membership upgrades are available on an annual, semi-annual, or quarterly basis.’
    • ‘The Photographer has emailed to ask if I'd like to have our semi-annual get-together, wherein he informs me of the many things I have in common with Satan, over drinks.’
    • ‘Prior to the semi-annual meetings, board members are provided advanced copies of a Technical Munitions Safety Study.’
    • ‘The semi-annual distribution of Taddle Creek occurs every June and December and can be found at various book and magazine stores across Canada.’
    • ‘Now I'm off to our semi-annual local Earth Day cleanup and How To Save the Earth brainstorming and eating and drinking and playing in the woods gathering.’
    • ‘And why has no one questioned the truthfulness of the semi-annual income reports required of all cadres?’
    • ‘She has recently taken on what she regards as a potentially bigger project in Ten by Ten magazine, a semi-annual glossy that first reached the shelves in 1999.’

Pronunciation

semi-annual

/sɛmɪˈanjʊəl/