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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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 This means that moving in other ways, say, laterally to do a side lunge, or diagonally to do a woodchop, might feel difficult and unfamiliar. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "Why All Runners Should Consider Adding Yoga to Their Routines," 15 Jan. 2019 With all 11 offensive players jammed between the left hash mark and left sideline, Sweet, the center, positioned himself over the hash and performed a one-handed snap, diagonally, toward quarterback Gardner Minshew. Theo Lawson, The Seattle Times, "Have a thirst for seeing trick plays? Washington State runs ‘Big Gulp Left’," 3 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of diagonally

1541, in the meaning defined above

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