Definition of half-yearly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaf ˌyirlē/

adjective& adverb

chiefly British
At intervals of six months.
Example sentences
  • Interest would be paid half-yearly on January 30 and July 30, each year.
  • The first half-yearly general meeting of the company was held at its office in King William Street, Adelaide on 27 July 1866.
  • But he had actually paid in half-yearly instalments and handed over the first £660 in May, with the second payment not due until next month.

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Syllabification: half-year·ly

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