HyperDic: semiprecious

English > 1 sense of the word semiprecious:
ADJECTIVEallsemipreciousused of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
semiprecious > pronunciation
Soundsseh.maypreh'shahs; seh.mihpreh'shahs; seh.miypreh'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > semiprecious: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningUsed of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones.
Example"such semiprecious stones as amethyst, garnet, jade, and tourmaline"
BroadervaluableHaving great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
Spanishsemiprecioso

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