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
Recent Examples on the Web They also added diagonally mounted metal braces on the underside of the car to counter twist and put structural supports in the trunk and the front and rear shock towers. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "Custom Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Convertible Looks Just How You'd Picture It," 6 Jan. 2020 The stage area is filled by two long tables on wheels, arranged diagonally, with a counter directly in front of the seats. David Gordon, Harper's magazine, "The Forty-Year Rehearsal," 6 Jan. 2020 The best way to find the Christmas Tree Cluster is to use the bright and famous constellation Orion the Hunter, perched diagonally in the southeastern sky. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Skywatch: Christmas Star 2019," 22 Dec. 2019 To cut into small diamonds from the 11-by-7-inch size: Make three long cuts (for four rows) and 6 short cuts (for 7 rows), then cut each resulting square in half diagonally. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Snowy Road Bars," 3 Dec. 2019 One white truck was left sitting diagonally across the lanes. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Several people stabbed, man shot by police in incident on London Bridge," 29 Nov. 2019 The club already owns the site, which is diagonally across from Edgewood Middle School and is bordered by a residential neighborhood to the south and across from the Northmoor Country Club’s maintenance facility. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Highland Park denies Bob O’Link Golf Club’s proposed expansion near school," 18 Sep. 2019 Modification: Alternate curtsy lunges by stepping one foot diagonally behind you, lowering into a lunge position with knees bent 90 degrees. Mallory Creveling, Health.com, "10 Moves for a Cardio Workout at Home—No Equipment Required," 16 Dec. 2019 As Fond du Lac Avenue runs diagonally through the north side’s grid system streets, much of the new design focuses on creating right angles and more visibility, officials said. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "City plans to revamp sidewalks, curbs, medians on Fond du Lac Avenue to make street safer for pedestrians," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of diagonally

1541, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Diagonally.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diagonally. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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