[ muhnth-lee ]
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  1. pertaining to a month, or to each month.

  2. done, happening, appearing, etc., once a month: a monthly magazine.

  1. computed or determined by the month: a monthly salary.

  2. continuing or lasting for a month.

noun,plural month·lies.
  1. a periodical published once a month.

  2. Sometimes monthlies. Informal. a menstrual period.

  1. once a month; by the month.

Origin of monthly

First recorded in 1525–35; month + -ly

Other words from monthly

  • half-monthly, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use monthly in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for monthly


/ (ˈmʌnθlɪ) /

  1. occurring, done, appearing, payable, etc, once every month

  2. lasting or valid for a month: a monthly subscription

  1. once a month

nounplural -lies
  1. a book, periodical, magazine, etc, published once a month

  2. informal a menstrual period

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