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 ġēarlīċ, ġērlīċ (yearly, of the year, annual), equivalent to year +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots yerelie (yearly), Saterland Frisian jierelk (yearly), West Frisian jierliks (yearly), Dutch jaarlijks (yearly), Afrikaans jaarlijks (yearly), German jährlich (yearly), Danish årlig (yearly), Norwegian Bokmål årlig (yearly), Norwegian Nynorsk årleg (yearly), Swedish årlig (yearly), Icelandic árlegur (yearly).

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yearly (not comparable)

  1. Happening once every year.
    Christmas is a yearly celebration.
    We deep-clean the kitchen on a yearly basis.
  2. Over the course of one year
    a yearly income

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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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