di·​ag·​o·​nal·​ly | \ dī-ˈa-gə-nə-lē How to pronounce diagonally (audio) , -ˈag-nə-lē\

Definition of diagonally

: in a diagonal manner

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Examples of diagonally in a Sentence

placed two strips of pimiento diagonally on each deviled egg

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Smear the grout diagonally across the tiles, forcing it deep into the joints and then wiping the excess from the surface. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Your Quick and Dirty Guide to Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash," 26 Apr. 2019 Weave the shoelace diagonally through the next eyelet on the opposite side. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "6 Lacing Hacks to Make Your Running Shoes Way More Comfortable," 8 May 2019 Lunging laterally and diagonally also engages the hip adductor muscles (inner thighs), which are responsible for bringing your legs in toward the midline of your body. Amy Marturana, SELF, "18 Lunge Variations That Will Work Your Butt From Every Angle," 5 Apr. 2019 The site, at Andrews Avenue and Northwest Second Street, is across the street diagonally from Fort Lauderdale City Hall and just two blocks north of the homeless encampment at the Broward County Main Library. Brittany Wallman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale considers daytime shelter for homeless on city land," 22 June 2018 This means that certain muscles, like those that help us move diagonally and to the side, are typically underused, which can lead to strength imbalances in the body, and ultimately in some cases, injury. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Glutes and Thighs With This Lateral Lunge Variation From Celebrity Trainer Kira Stokes," 1 Mar. 2019 Whenever the crowd stops moving, head toward the edge diagonally rather than trying to go straight. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "10 Important Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When You’re in a Crowd," 20 Sep. 2018 As concealer: Be sure to try one of Reneau's go-to techniques — draw on a triangle of color, starting at the outer corner of your eye, moving diagonally downwards toward your cheekbone, then back up to the inner corner of the eye, and blend. Melanie Rud Chadwick, Allure, "Exclusive: Too Faced's Super-Sized and Revamped Its Born This Way Concealer," 13 June 2018 No tent can be in a square touching another tent (even diagonally). Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "If You Can Solve This Puzzle, You Can Survive the Apocalypse," 17 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of diagonally

1541, in the meaning defined above

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