Definition of perennial in English:
- Over the years, various stage productions have added their own theatrical styles to the show, ensuring it remains a perennial favourite of theatre-goers around the world.
- A perennial favourite among modern readers are the bestsellers on subjects such as cookery, home improvement, self-help and personality development.
- On Tuesday night, they grappled with a perennial favourite - whether to put the community's interest above their own.
- If you plant perennial herbs in the vegetable garden, set them off so they'll be easy to avoid during spring and fall tilling.
- Fertilizers formulated for perennial flowers are usually fine.
- They are also used quite effectively when planted in close groups among perennial shrubs.
- Few scholars of our time have so exemplified the permanent student and perennial teacher.
- Their coach was cautious about his team's chances of finally ending its role as perennial second to Munich.
- He puts up big numbers, fits perfectly within a team concept, and plays a central role on a perennial powerhouse.
- Northern Province is undoubtedly one of the most blessed parts of Zambia with abundant perennial streams that run throughout the year.
- Among Anza-Borrego's wetlands is Coyote Creek, a perennial stream in the northwest corner of the park.
- The once stable, slow - moving, marshy perennial river transformed into an unstable, flood-prone, intermittent stream.
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- Example sentences
- What comes across most powerfully in this sumptuous work is the wonder, variety and sheer barminess of mankind's perennially fruitless quest for a truly ideal home.
- He is scruffy, self-effacing and funny and conjures up all of these attributes in his perennially popular excursions to far-flung corners of the globe.
- These roads are perennially in a state of disrepair.
annual from Late Middle English:
This comes via Old French from late Latin annualis, based on Latin annus ‘year’. The notion of a ‘yearbook’ recording events of the past year, arose in the late 17th century. From the same word we get annals (mid 16th century) from Latin annales (libri) ‘yearly (books)’ giving a historical record of the events throughout each year; anniversary (Middle English) ‘returning yearly’; annuity (Late Middle English) something paid ‘yearly’; perennial (mid 17th century) ‘[lasting] through the year’; and the Latin phrases annus horribilis ‘year of disasters’ and annus mirabilis ‘wonderful year’.
Words that rhyme with perennialbicentennial, biennial, centennial, decennial, millennial, Tenniel, triennial
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