diagonally

adverb
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

Examples of diagonally in a Sentence

placed two strips of pimiento diagonally on each deviled egg
Recent Examples on the Web Top with the remaining toast slices and cut in half diagonally. Michael A. Gardiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2022 Then cut diagonally from each corner toward (but not through) the center, and hot-glue alternating points to the center. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 6 June 2022 The crossword puzzle on Thursday incorrectly omitted circles from the nine spaces starting with the space numbered 19 and descending diagonally down to the right. WSJ, 24 Feb. 2022 Poles extend up diagonally from the base to provide a hanging hook for the hammock at each end of the stand. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2022 Despite being smaller diagonally than the P17's 17.3-inch screen, the P16's 16:10 display is the same height. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 17 May 2022 An unusual aspect to the panel in this model is that the main display measures 14.5 inches diagonally. Matthew Buzzi, PCMAG, 9 May 2022 Today, O'Hare has eight runways -- six parallel to each other and two that run diagonally. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 Beginning April 20, 2022, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Saturn will line up diagonally across the early morning sky, during which time Venus and Jupiter, the sky’s two brightest planets, will appear to inch closer toward each other, according to NASA. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of diagonally

1541, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

26 Jun 2022

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“Diagonally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diagonally. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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