di·​ag·​o·​nal·​ly dī-ˈa-gə-nə-lē How to pronounce diagonally (audio)
: 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 Earlier in the evening, the Cravings author hit the gala’s red carpet in her still-intact dress: a stunning black number featuring a high-knee slit with a multi-flower decal diagonally across the bodice. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 This means the region required to move the needle up, down or diagonally along the N shape will be made up of pieces with zero area. Patrick Honner, Quanta Magazine, 29 Sep. 2023 The display runs 7 inches diagonally across that chassis and bears a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. PCMAG, 18 Sep. 2023 With a screen that measures 4.7 inches diagonally, the SE is slightly smaller than the Mini. WIRED, 16 Sep. 2023 It can be worn across either shoulder comfortably or diagonally for easy wearing on the go. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 4 Aug. 2023 Related: Best Pie Recipes for Any Occasion 3 Handkerchief Bunting Kids will love helping set the mood for merriment by folding vintage hankies in half diagonally and hanging them on lengths of sturdy jute twine using small wooden clothespins. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 24 June 2023 It was rewarded when Ella Toone scored in the 36th minute with a powerful right-foot shot diagonally inside the far post. John Pye, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2023 Also cribbed from the Hummer EV playbook is CrabWalk, where the rear wheels turn in phase with the fronts to move the vehicle diagonally. Carlos Lago, Car and Driver, 9 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diagonally was in 1541

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“Diagonally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diagonally. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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