semiformality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ formality

Noun[edit]

semiformality (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being semiformal.
    • 2009 May 5, Steve Smith, “A Group That Doesn’t Sit, Adding Bounce to Haydn”, in New York Times[1]:
      Founded in 1975 and led by the violinist Richard Tognetti since 1989, the orchestra looks youthful and hip onstage, its players clad in varying shades of black semiformality.