Definition of yearly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjɪəli/

adjective& adverb

Happening or produced once a year or every year: [as adjective]: yearly visits to Africa [as adverb]: rent was paid yearly
More example sentences
  • The vast majority of us make less than that, so every penny of our yearly income is taxed.
  • It was a very good day, so good the trip became a yearly tradition well into my college years.
  • Now a yearly phenomenon, the New Music Festival chooses a different theme for each year.
annual, once a year, every year, each year
annually, once a year, by the year, per annum, every year, each year


Old English gēarlic (see year, -ly1).

Words that rhyme with yearly

biyearly, really
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