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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːʒʊəl

Definition of usual in English:


Habitually or typically occurring or done; customary: he carried out his usual evening routine their room was a shambles as usual
More example sentences
  • We had a bit of a chat and as usual Eric had me laughing like a drain with his dry observations on life.
  • I told Megan that it was just a cold, but as usual she got worried and told me to visit the doctor.
  • The usual terms and conditions apply.


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1The thing which is typically done or present: the band was a bit sick of playing all the usuals
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  • It was my first proper night there since Hugo's birth and the usuals were present - Isabella, Jeremy, Jack and Duncan with two new faces as well.
  • It didn't seem normal this year since we were missing three of the usuals.
  • I chat with the moms about school, feeding, the usuals.
1.1 (the/one's usual) informal The drink one habitually prefers: ‘My usual, please,’ she said to the barman
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  • ‘We haven't been here in ages, they've almost forgotten our usuals,’ Elizabeth said sadly.
  • Looking for a quick bite another time I am in the area, maybe I too will be asked if I would like my usual!
  • They stopped at the pub, Emily ordering her usual.


late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin usualis, from Latin usus 'a use' (see use).



Example sentences
  • Well, of course, it is just that usualness of mundane experience that is important in itself.
  • One does feel, though, the jerkiness, the routine, the usualness and the unique community of school life and relationships along with the same aspects of the home life of some of the characters.

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