[ heb-dom-uh-dl ]

  1. taking place, coming together, or published once every seven days; weekly: hebdomadal meetings; hebdomadal groups; hebdomadal journals.

  1. a weekly magazine, newspaper, etc.: Compare diurnal (def. 7).

Origin of hebdomadal

First recorded in 1605–15; from Late Latin hebdomadālis, “weekly”; see hebdomad, -al1

Other words from hebdomadal

  • heb·dom·a·dal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby hebdomadal

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How to use hebdomadal in a sentence

  • Frank was congratulated by his friends on the excellence of his hebdomadal.

  • Messrs. Grey and Green and found in one corner of the tent enjoying himself thoroughly in a disquisition on the hebdomadal board.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
  • Hang the hebdomadal Council,” he wrote; or, of a certain meeting of another body, “I was opposed by two fools and a knave.

  • A careful examination of human beings during this hebdomadal period of carnival leads us to question the doctrine.

    Pipefuls | Christopher Morley
  • These hebdomadal balls have not yet been introduced at Colney Hatch.

British Dictionary definitions for hebdomadal


hebdomadary (hɛbˈdɒmədərɪ, -drɪ)

/ (hɛbˈdɒmədəl) /

  1. a rare word for weekly

Derived forms of hebdomadal

  • hebdomadally, adverb

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