bimonthly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- + month + -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

bimonthly (not comparable)

  1. Occurring once every two months; bimestrial
  2. Twice every month; semimonthly.
    His bimonthly appointment was almost due.

Adverb[edit]

bimonthly (not comparable)

  1. once every two months; bimestrially
  2. Twice every month; semimonthly.
    They checked on his progress bimonthly.
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Usage notes[edit]

Because of the ambiguity of this word, it is best to avoid it. Instead, use twice a month or every two months as appropriate. Also see biweekly.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

bimonthly (plural bimonthlies)

  1. A publication that is published on a bimonthly basis.
    We have to get the report done. If the boss doesn't get his bimonthly he'll scream.