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1. Moderately formal: a semiformal dance.
2. Suitable or appropriate for a moderately formal occasion: semiformal attire.
Something, such as a dance, that is semiformal in nature.
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1. (of an event etc) not wholly formal, somewhat formal
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (of clothing) not wholly formal; between formal and informal in style
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sem•i•for•mal(ˌsɛm iˈfɔr məl, ˌsɛm aɪ-)
containing some formal elements: semiformal attire.
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|Adj.||1.||semiformal - moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket; "he wore semiformal attire"; "a black-tie dinner"|
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
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