yearly

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English[edit]

The New Year is one of many examples of yearly holidays.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English yeerly, yerely, from Old English ġēarlīc (yearly, of the year, annual), equivalent to year +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots yerelie (yearly), West Frisian jierliks (yearly), Dutch jaarlijks (yearly), German jährlich (yearly), Swedish årlig (yearly), Icelandic árlegur (yearly).

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yearly (not comparable)

  1. Happening once every year.
    a yearly income
    Christmas is a yearly celebration.

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Adverb[edit]

yearly (not comparable)

  1. Once a year.
  2. Every year.

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Noun[edit]

yearly (plural yearlies)

  1. Something that is published once a year.

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