ev·​ery·​day | \ ˈev-rē-ˌdā How to pronounce everyday (audio) , ˌev-re-ˈdā How to pronounce everyday (audio) \

Definition of everyday

: encountered or used routinely or typically : ordinary everyday clothes

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Other Words from everyday

everydayness \ ˌev-​rē-​ˈdā-​nəs How to pronounce everyday (audio) \ noun

Examples of everyday in a Sentence

Don't let the problems of everyday life get you down. we're just an everyday family, with a dog and a cat and bills to pay
Recent Examples on the Web Over the past four years, there has been no shortage of public political drama — from the long sagas of the Russia inquiry and impeachment to the everyday plot twists: the firings, the executive orders, the unexpected tweets. Washington Post, "Many Trump-era photos look like dramatic old paintings. That’s no ‘accident.’," 16 Jan. 2021 Those aren't your average, everyday diamonds and rubies, either. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Rihanna Is Dripping in $2 Million of Diamonds and Rubies in New Savage X Fenty Shoot," 15 Jan. 2021 Untitled 1986, of an everyday market scene, vibrant and orderly; Tyeb Meht’s flat, fractured plane from 1973 with monochrome figures riven by a white gash. Murray Whyte, BostonGlobe.com, "At Peabody Essex, a reset on South Asian art," 14 Jan. 2021 But dramatic, wholesale bans of famous people, while sometimes justified, don’t address the everyday concerns affecting the bulk of platform users. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "The Incredible Power and Learned Helplessness of Twitter and Facebook," 14 Jan. 2021 Sullivan's music carries the churchy emotionality and down-to-earth detail of vintage Southern soul into the everyday situations and electronic soundscapes of hip-hop. Jon Pareles New York Times, Star Tribune, "New music review: For Jazmine Sullivan, love is bleak but she perseveres," 14 Jan. 2021 The advertisement, which aired during Sunday’s Cleveland Browns playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, depicts a Jenga tower with everyday outings inscribed on them -- from bowling without masks to grabbing a beer with the guys. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, "Ohio Department of Health urges Ohioans to ‘limit your risk’ with ad that aired during Cleveland Browns game," 12 Jan. 2021 Gary Payton made everyday believers out of Beavers’ basketball fans. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Hope a dangerous thing? Don’t tell it to the sports world or my Italian grandma," 12 Jan. 2021 All imbue Fischer’s Dada-esque artwork, which often distorts pop culture images and everyday objects. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Louis Vuitton Taps Artist Urs Fischer for a Whimsical Collection," 6 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of everyday

1628, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of everyday was in 1628

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22 Jan 2021

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“Everyday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everyday. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of everyday

: used or seen every day : suitable for every day


ev·​ery·​day | \ ˌev-rē-ˌdā How to pronounce everyday (audio) \

Kids Definition of everyday

: used or suitable for every day : ordinary everyday clothing

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