Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Valuable, but less so than the most highly prized objects of similar nature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat precious. Used mostly of gemstones used in jewelry, such as amethyst, garnet, or iolite, which are sufficiently rare to have commercial value, but are not considered as precious, as are the diamond, emerald, and ruby.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective somewhat precious or valuable

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

  • adjective used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones

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Examples

  • We don't bother much with what Kimmer terms semiprecious, though he has some fine turquoise he says extremely valuable.

    The Chronicles of Pern

  • We don't bother much with what Kimmer terms semiprecious, though he has some fine turquoise he says extremely valuable.

    First Fall

  • "But a topaz is a stone, " I said, -a kind of semiprecious stone.

    Renegades Of Gor

  • "Ornamentation is going to be key," she says, citing embellishments such as semiprecious stones to hard-edged chains to oversized suede bows.

    Paramus Post

  • "Ornamentation is going to be key," she says, citing embellishments such as semiprecious stones to hard-edged chains to oversized suede bows.

    Paramus Post

  • We don't bother much with what Kimmer terms semiprecious, though he has some fine turquoise he says extremely valuable. "

    Chronicles of Pern, First Fall

  • When you're looking for great pretenders, splurge a little for high-end pieces with multifaceted crystal, semiprecious stones and sharp styling.

    Rebuilding a Jewelry Collection

  • Both films created buzz as sneak previews at Telluride, often considered the state's crown jewel for film enthusiasts in comparison to Denver's semiprecious gem.

    Michael Bialas: Denver Film Festival's Bloody Good Show: 127 Hours , Black Swan

  • Both films created buzz as sneak previews at Telluride, often considered the state's crown jewel for film enthusiasts in comparison to Denver's semiprecious gem.

    Michael Bialas: Denver Film Festival's Bloody Good Show: 127 Hours , Black Swan

  • Prosecutors say that Lohan was shopping in the store Jan. 22 when she walked out without paying for the "one-of-a-kind" gold necklace adorned with semiprecious stones.

    rs-inothernews10

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