fre·​quent·​ly | \ ˈfrē-kwənt-lē How to pronounce frequently (audio) \

Definition of frequently

: at frequent or short intervals the list is updated frequently

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Examples of frequently in a Sentence

our oddball uncle frequently lets himself into our house without knocking

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Because private-equity funds appraise their assets less frequently... Luis Garcia, WSJ, "Garcia’s Take: How Strong Is Private Equity’s ‘Smoothing’ Appeal?," 10 May 2019 Cook, stirring frequently until creamy for 15-20 min. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019 Interestingly, while people are using cash less frequently, the actual amount of cash in circulation has increased. Town & Country, "Is This the End of Cash?," 28 Jan. 2019 By making more expensive iPhones, Apple has been able to boost its profits despite waning demand as people upgrade phones less frequently. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday," 11 Sep. 2018 Hopefully this is a bug that Google can fix as part of a monthly security update; those patches often include Pixel-only software tweaks that are separate from full-blown Android OS updates, which come less frequently. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Android 9 Pie seems to be messing with the Pixel XL’s ability to fast charge," 13 Aug. 2018 In terms of being buddies with the King of Pop, Donny has frequently talked about his friendship with Michael in interviews over the years. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "This Fan Theory About Who the Peacock Is on 'The Masked Singer' Is Legit the Best One," 31 Jan. 2019 Patrick Stewart and Louis Ashbourne Serkis Photo: Twentieth Century Fox The sword and the stone figure frequently in Alex’s quest. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: Some Brief, Shining Moments," 24 Jan. 2019 At its core, Resynth is a push block-style game, a type of logic puzzle that appears frequently in the Professor Layton series and other adventure games. Michael Moore, The Verge, "Resynth turns making music into a puzzle game," 11 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of frequently

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frequently

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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