fort·​night·​ly | \ ˈfȯrt-ˌnīt-lē How to pronounce fortnightly (audio) \

Definition of fortnightly

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: occurring or appearing once in a fortnight



Definition of fortnightly (Entry 2 of 3)

: once in a fortnight : every fortnight


plural fortnightlies

Definition of fortnightly (Entry 3 of 3)

: a publication issued fortnightly

Examples of fortnightly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Francisco Herreros, the editor of the fortnightly magazine Cauce. John R. Macarthur, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 All drivers will be paid holiday time based on 12.07% of their earnings, paid out on a fortnightly basis. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 The new accounting method meant that fortnightly income could be averaged to estimate the income for an entire year—a problem for those with contract, part-time or precarious work. Joanna Redden, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Now, creating the perfect nail look is a rigorous fortnightly self-care ritual with a trusted nail technician (soon to be best friend), prefaced by a brainstorm around shape, design and technique. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2022 Sweet Digs Australia episodes will be dropping fortnightly on Refinery29 Australia's Instagram and Facebook. Katherine Singh,, 18 July 2022 The fortnightly Council recycling collection barely makes an imprint so every so often, my son-in-law loads up the car, and generates a few more carbon emissions by driving it all off to the recycling centre. Heather Farmbrough, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 During the past pandemic waves, staff working in covid wards had to self-isolate for a period of 10 days to two weeks after completing a fortnightly shift. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, 7 Jan. 2022 At that price, Adams, who will earn around $260,000 annually as mayor, would need to turn his first six paychecks into crypto to buy just one bitcoin, assuming a fortnightly pay schedule. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 4 Nov. 2021 With a fortnightly magazine and digital destination, Forbes India delivers sharp, in-depth and engaging stories on leadership, strategy, startups, technology, luxury, wealth-creation and philanthropy. Forbes Press Releases, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Options range from a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly subscription and all three tiers provide you with a vase with the first delivery. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 1 May 2021 The globalization of Premier League soccer means the money earned by teams from a spectator’s fortnightly spend at the stadium is dwarfed by commercial and broadcast revenue. Zak Garner-purkis, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun To stay up to speed with our latest climate coverage, register to receive The Climate Issue, our fortnightly newsletter, or bookmark this page. The Economist, 24 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of fortnightly


1800, in the meaning defined above


1820, in the meaning defined above


1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Fortnightly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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