[ mid-week-lee ]
/ ˌmɪdˈwik li /
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in the middle of the week.
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Origin of midweekly

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What does midweekly mean?

Midweekly means in the middle of the week—roughly the period from Tuesday evening to Thursday morning.

It can be used as an adjective, as in a midweekly meeting, or an adverb, as in We plan to meet midweekly. It may or may not imply that the meeting will be recurring, like the word weekly does.

As an adjective, it means the same thing as midweek, which is much more commonly used, as in a midweek meeting. 

The word week most commonly refers to any period of seven consecutive days, but in midweek and midweekly it refers to the seven-day period that begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. The exact middle of the week is Wednesday, and midweek and midweekly are typically used to indicate an approximate period of time on or around Wednesday.

Example: Let’s meet midweekly to review the progress we make on Monday and Tuesday.

Where does midweekly come from?

The first records of the word midweek come from the early 1700s. The prefix mid- means “middle” and is used in the same way in other terms referring to approximate periods of time, including midday and midyear. The suffix -ly is added to midweek to make it an adjective or adverb.

However, midweek can already be an adjective or an adverb, and so midweekly is not commonly used. When it is used, it’s usually to indicate that something will happen or be done around the middle of the week, without knowing exactly when.

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How is midweekly used in real life?

Midweekly is much less commonly used than midweek, which can mean the same thing as both an adjective and an adverb.



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True or False? 

The word midweekly can be used as a synonym for midweek when midweek is used as a noun.