con·​sec·​u·​tive·​ly kən-ˈse-kyə-tiv-lē How to pronounce consecutively (audio)
: in a consecutive manner : with each following the other without interruption : with consecutive numbers or in consecutive occurrences
The prints are signed by the artist and numbered consecutively.
The team won the title three times consecutively.
… these horses have wowed audiences across Canada in nearly 100 consecutively sold-out shows …Delfin Vigil

Examples of consecutively in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both women were sentenced in February to four one- to 15-year terms in prison, served consecutively. Angela Yang, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2024 First Baptist, making its sixth overall state tourney appearance, won all three of its championships consecutively, in 1985-1987. Mike Waters, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 29 Feb. 2024 Ye, Ty Dolla $ign and Beyoncé, thus, mark the first grouping of as many as three solo artists all over 40 topping the Hot 100 consecutively. Gary Trust, Billboard, 22 Mar. 2024 The judge ordered five of the life sentences be served consecutively, KETK reports. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 Among Gen Xers, the demographic cohort that will start retiring over the next decade, Fidelity found that the average 401(k) balance topped $500,000 among those who have been saving for at least 15 years consecutively. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 The 2022 films were shot consecutively in New Zealand. Shania Russell,, 14 Jan. 2024 On Tuesday, Franke and Hildebrandt both received four separate prison sentences of 1 to 15 years, which will run consecutively, according to TODAY, KSL 5 and KUTV. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2024 Both women will serve their sentences consecutively. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History


consecutive + -ly entry 2

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consecutively was in 1847

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“Consecutively.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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