[ yeer-lee ]
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  1. pertaining to a year or to each year.

  2. done, made, happening, appearing, coming, etc., once a year or every year: a yearly medical examination.

  1. computed or determined by the year.

  2. continuing or lasting for a year.

  1. once a year; annually.

noun,plural year·lies.
  1. a publication appearing once a year.

Origin of yearly

before 900; Middle English yeerly,Old English gēarlīc.See year, -ly

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How to use yearly in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for yearly


/ (ˈjɪəlɪ) /

  1. occurring, done, appearing, etc, once a year or every year; annual

  2. lasting or valid for a year; annual: a yearly subscription

  1. once a year; annually

nounplural -lies
  1. a publication, event, etc, that occurs once a year

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