[ muhnth-lee ]
/ ˈmʌnθ li /


noun, plural month·lies.

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


once a month; by the month.

Origin of monthly

First recorded in 1525–35; month + -ly

Related forms

half-month·ly, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monthly


/ (ˈmʌnθlɪ) /


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


once a month

noun plural -lies

a book, periodical, magazine, etc, published once a month
informal a menstrual period
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