con·​tin·​u·​ous·​ly | \ kən-ˈtin-yü-əs-lē How to pronounce continuously (audio) \

Definition of continuously

: in a continuous manner : without interruption a business that has been operating continuously for more than 50 years a monitoring system that runs continuously one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world The pressure was building slowly and continuously for several hours. Editors are continuously updating the dictionary. Sauté slowly, about 5 minutes, stirring continuously.— Owen Dugan

First Known Use of continuously

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for continuously

continuous + -ly entry 2

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“Continuously.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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