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fortnightly Line breaks: fort|night¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːtnʌɪtli/

Definition of fortnightly in English:


Happening or produced every two weeks: a fortnightly bulletin
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  • Caroni's problems will not be solved by government paying wages, salaries and sums due to cane farmers and others involved in the industry on a fortnightly basis, as happened last week Friday.
  • He said he worried about what would happen to medical waste now the authority has switched to fortnightly pick-ups of household refuse.
  • The changes, as with the introduction of fortnightly collections in York, are intended to encourage recycling, with garden waste being collected every other week instead of ordinary household rubbish.


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Every two weeks: evening classes will run fortnightly
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  • Defending the council's street cleaning provision, environment spokesman Councillor Colin Hall said roads were inspected on a weekly basis and the council aimed to clean all streets fortnightly.
  • Whenever he got paid fortnightly he would clear the tab.
  • Don't forget to liquid fertilise the seedlings fortnightly using half strength liquid fertiliser.

noun (plural fortnightlies)

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A magazine or other periodical issued every two weeks: the review was launched as a fortnightly in 1957
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  • Most major cities have daily and weekly newspapers; in all, there are 20 dailies, 35 weeklies, 33 fortnightlies, 152 monthlies, and 111 quarterlies.
  • Weeklies and fortnightlies that started as literary magazines slowly fell into the groove as they became commercially unviable.
  • In the past year he has turned one of his fortnightly magazines into a weekly, and one monthly into a fortnightly.

Words that rhyme with fortnightly

lively • housewifely

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