du·​al·​ly ˈdü-ə(l)-ˌlē How to pronounce dually (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
: in a double capacity : in two ways
Since the library functions dually as a working room for a writer and a space for entertaining, the architect was careful to make a place for everything.Carol Vogel
… rising prescription drug costs for those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid …Inside Health Reform

Examples of dually in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vocals are pitched up to robot level, and the track is a dually spare and brightly glitchy amalgamation that's altogether sleek as the chrome on your hovercraft. Katie Bain, Billboard, 26 Mar. 2021 While dually enrolled in high school and college, students earn credits that can be used toward degrees at post-secondary institutions like four-year and two-year colleges. Cleo Krejci, Journal Sentinel, 27 July 2023 The tire was from another vehicle, possibly a dually pickup - with two rear wheels on each side - that was traveling in the northbound lanes, according to the sheriff's office. The Enquirer, 17 July 2023 The suspect vehicle was described by DPS as a white single cab, dually flatbed pickup truck with black rails. Aidan Wohl, The Arizona Republic, 16 July 2023 The guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 can be dually effective in preventing spread of influenza: hand hygiene, staying home when sick and keeping a distance can help to prevent the flu. Dallas News, 14 Oct. 2020 On the heels of its recent passage, a cross-section of Pennsylvania legislators and private industry representatives gathered recently to discuss how a new law could pump new revenue into the state’s economy and dually create new jobs. Dave Fidlin, Washington Examiner, 29 Sep. 2020 The along with 160 catalytic converters, valued at $65,000, police seized business documents, financial records, three laptops, one tablet, tax records, five catalytic converter cutting machines, two dually pickup trucks, a compact truck and three forklifts. Warren Kulo | Wkulo@al.com, al, 8 June 2023 For David Nathan, the new label is dually an homage to his son and an effort to help evolve an industry in which, until recently, conversations around mental health were taboo. Katie Bain, Billboard, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dually was in 1650

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“Dually.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dually. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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