monthly

[ muhnth-lee ]
/ ˈmʌnθ li /

adjective

noun, plural month·lies.

a periodical published once a month.
Sometimes monthlies. Informal. a menstrual period.

adverb

once a month; by the month.

Nearby words

  1. montgomeryshire,
  2. month,
  3. month of sundays, a,
  4. month's mind,
  5. montherlant,
  6. monthly meeting,
  7. monticellite,
  8. monticello,
  9. monticulate,
  10. monticule

Origin of monthly

First recorded in 1525–35; month + -ly

Related formshalf-month·ly, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for monthly

monthly

/ (ˈmʌnθlɪ) /

adjective

occurring, done, appearing, payable, etc, once every month
lasting or valid for a montha monthly subscription

adverb

once a month

noun plural -lies

a book, periodical, magazine, etc, published once a month
informal a menstrual period
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Word Origin and History for monthly

monthly

adv.

1530s, from month + -ly (2). As an adjective from 1570s. Old English had monaþlic, but the modern words seem to be separate formations.

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