continually

adverb
con·​tin·​u·​al·​ly | \ kən-ˈtin-yü-ə-lē How to pronounce continually (audio) , -yə-lē \

Definition of continually

: in a continual manner : without stopping or interruption a security system that runs continually We had endured a series of dark, gloomy, winter days, during which the sun had been continually hidden behind dense, rain clouds.— George Thatcher … I was too thoroughly swept away by this richly imagined and continually surprising novel to be concerned with cute comparisons.— Edan Lepucki They bickered continually, ignoring me as I worked around them.— Paula Fox : in a constantly repeated manner : over and over being interrupted continually She would write. I would read and edit, and sometimes shift the wordings, or change phrases or delete things. We would continually refine what was written.— Herbie Hancock

First Known Use of continually

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for continually

Middle English contynuely, from continuel continual + -ly -ly entry 2

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“Continually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/continually. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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