Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of medium softness.
  • adj. Firm but easily sliced: semisoft cheese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Partially soft; partially melted

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. somewhat soft

Etymologies

semi- +‎ soft (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cook until squash is semisoft, up to 20 minutes, then add to prebaked shells.

    The Tailgaters' Favorite Gone Frou-Frou

  • Coal & Allied sold 18.7 million tons of thermal coal and semisoft coking coal during 2010 from its Mount Thorley, Warkworth, Bengalla, and Hunter Valley Operations mines.

    Rio Tinto, Mitsubishi Seek All of Coal & Allied

  • I am very picky about the cheese I eat, and tend towards hard or semisoft varieties--this looked distinctly soft.

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  • *Offurs a tray of semisoft danish chese, crusty fronch bred slices, and apple slices*

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  • The seasonal madness means that local pine and slippery-jack mushrooms find their way into semolina gnocchi baked with mushrooms and taleggio, a semisoft cheese, and a "petite" suet pie filled with braised beef cheek and more of the fungi.

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  • Who better to ask about the semisoft idea behind the hybrid economy -- reducing rather than replacing fossil fuels in the energy system?

    OIL ISN'T GOING AWAY

  • Hard cheeses, semisoft cheeses like mozzarella, processed cheese slices, cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt made with pasteurized milk

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  • Analysts have said Xstrata is offering a full price for Resource Pacific's current semisoft coking and thermal coal operation, but may not be fully recognizing the potential upside from planned longwall mining expansions at its key Newpac mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales state.

    Coal Miner Rejects a Bid

  • Felix, which has been in talks with potential buyers about selling control of the company since at least July, produces semisoft coking and thermal coals, and either owns or has a significant interest in five coal mines in Queensland and New South Wales.

    China's Pursuit of Coal Assets Proceeds

  • Who better to ask about the semisoft idea behind the hybrid economy — reducing rather than replacing fossil fuels in the energy system?

    Oil Isn't Going Away

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