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Wordnet 3.0


1. moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket;
- Example: "he wore semiformal attire"
- Example: "a black-tie dinner"
[syn: semiformal, semi-formal, black-tie]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

black-tie \black-tie\ adj. requiring semiformal evening clothes, e. g. a black bowtie and a tuxedo or dinner jacket for men, and a formal dress for women; contrasted with white-tie, for a fully formal occasion, and with informal, and casual. a black-tie dinner Syn: semi-formal, semiformal. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]