[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh-lee]


very often; at regular or frequent intervals; habitually.
without cessation or intermission; unceasingly; always.

Origin of continually

First recorded in 1175–1225, continually is from the Middle English word continuelli, continueliche. See continual, -ly

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for continually

regularly, constantly, frequently, continuously, unceasingly

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Contemporary Examples of continually

Historical Examples of continually

  • It is not so with the new fables which the Greeks are continually mixing with their mythology.


    Lydia Maria Child

  • His horse, accustomed to a more open country, was continually at fault.

  • By this engine, whose springs I am continually oiling, I play them all off.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Pandora continually kept saying to herself and to Epimetheus.

    The Paradise of Children

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • I thought her ridiculous, but it was too much trouble to tell her so continually.