monthly

[muhnth-lee]

adjective

noun, plural month·lies.

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

adverb

once a month; by the month.

Origin of monthly

First recorded in 1525–35; month + -ly
Related formshalf-month·ly, adjective
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monthly

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
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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