occasionally

[uh-key-zhuh-nl-ee]
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Origin of occasionally

First recorded in 1615–25; occasional + -ly
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occasionally

adverb
  1. from time to time
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Word Origin and History for occasionally
adv.

c.1400, "happening on some particular occasion," also "sometimes, happening as occasion presents itself, without regularity," from occasional + -ly (2).

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