Definition of monthly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌnθli/


Done, produced, or occurring once a month: the Council held monthly meetings
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  • Now, its membership has soared to more than 200, with monthly meetings in a north-west hospital.
  • Other than the monthly meeting, not much is going on at the association.
  • The meeting ended with Wednesday 2 March confirmed as the date of the next monthly meeting.


Once a month; every month: most of us get paid monthly
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  • The group, which was formed 50 years ago, meets monthly and holds two annual flower shows.
  • Stubbs operates on a few patients monthly and has numerous consultations.
  • The amount of interest you earn over a year will vary depending on whether it is calculated monthly or annually.

noun (plural monthlies)

1A magazine that is published once a month: an Anglo-American monthly whose appeal was always international
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  • Mother Jones, a glossy monthly, takes an equally unequivocal approach to war.
  • In the past year he has turned one of his fortnightly magazines into a weekly, and one monthly into a fortnightly.
  • This introduction to their new monthly is all about the finer things.
2 (monthlies) informal A menstrual period: cramps from your monthlies so bad you could weep
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  • Anyway, nobody said anything about Michelle not getting her monthlies.
  • I asked the young woman about the severity of her symptoms and she informed me that she always suffered agonizing pain when she had her monthlies.

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