an·​nu·​al·​ly ˈan-yə(-wə)-lē How to pronounce annually (audio)
: once a year : each year
an event that occurs annually
a report that's published annually
She spends about $1,000 of her own money annually on additional supplies, and doesn't hesitate to let the children know it.Michael Winerip
More than 300,000 Americans undergo angioplasty annually to open clogged heart arteries and relieve chest pain.Melissa Williams

Examples of annually in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the International Telecommunication of the UN encourages the ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector to reduce emissions at least 4.2% annually to be aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Kevin Brown, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The 12 appropriations bills that keep the government functioning for the next year are due annually at the end of September. USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2024 Contributors can give no more than $5,000 annually, and direct donations from corporations and labor unions are not allowed. David Lightman, Sacramento Bee, 26 Feb. 2024 Up to $7,000 can be transferred annually ($8,000 for recipients 50 and older), up to a lifetime maximum of $35,000. The Arizona Republic, 25 Feb. 2024 The garden, which features 22,000 California native plants spread over 86 acres, offers free admission annually to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Marla Jo Fisher, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 The retailer offers two levels of membership: Executive at $120 annually and Gold Star at $60 annually. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 25 Feb. 2024 Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, when bikes were a hot commodity, Kent employed about 150 people and was churning out around 250,000 bikes annually. Tami Luhby, CNN, 24 Feb. 2024 Caltrans leases out 600 sites either under or adjacent to its roadways, generating about $35 million annually. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, 24 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of annually was circa 1555

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“Annually.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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