[ yeer-lee ]
/ ˈyɪər li /


pertaining to a year or to each year.
done, made, happening, appearing, coming, etc., once a year or every year: a yearly medical examination.
computed or determined by the year.
continuing or lasting for a year.


once a year; annually.

noun, plural year·lies.

a publication appearing once a year.

Origin of yearly

before 900; Middle English yeerly, Old English gēarlīc. See year, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for yearly

/ (ˈjɪəlɪ) /


occurring, done, appearing, etc, once a year or every year; annual
lasting or valid for a year; annuala yearly subscription


once a year; annually

noun plural -lies

a publication, event, etc, that occurs once a year
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