done, made, or said again and again: repeated attempts.

Origin of repeated

First recorded in 1605–15; repeat + -ed2
Related formsre·peat·ed·ly, adverbnon·re·peat·ed, adjectiveun·re·peat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for repeatedly

regularly, often, again, frequently, much, oft, oftentimes, ofttimes

Examples from the Web for repeatedly

Contemporary Examples of repeatedly

Historical Examples of repeatedly

  • "Come, George, fill up your glass," said Ashton repeatedly; but George declined.

    Life in London

    Edwin Hodder

  • These words he repeatedly pronounced; and they were the last words which he uttered.

  • Repeatedly he requested the Admiralty that they would not leave him to rust in indolence.

  • The Austrian repeatedly asked, if there was not a risk of losing the squadron?

  • He tugged still harder, and repeatedly, until the whole tepee was in motion.

    White Fang

    Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for repeatedly



done, made, or said again and again; continual or incessant
Derived Formsrepeatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for repeatedly



"frequent," 1610s, past participle adjective from repeat (v.). Related: Repeatedly.

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