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
Recent Examples on the Web The name of the game, in terms of trying to ensure your health and the health of others, is to keep six feet of distance, wear a mask, and frequently wash your hands. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, "Is It Safe to Go to the Beach? Experts Weigh In As Memorial Day Weekend Begins," 23 May 2020 Workers will also have their temperatures taken, and will frequently clean and disinfect chairs, tables, and other high-touch areas. TheWeek, "Universal Orlando aims to reopen on June 5," 22 May 2020 What is the right way to sanitize surfaces now that cleaning is needed more frequently? Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "McKinney’s new Restaurant Council aims to help owners considering when and how to reopen," 20 May 2020 Democrats across multiple polls were substantially more likely than Republicans to report washing their hands more frequently, avoiding crowds, and cutting down on nonessential travel. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "We’re Not Polarized Enough," 19 May 2020 Visitors were not allowed, but Robert and Paul spoke frequently by phone, including some FaceTime chats. NBC News, "'I gave this to my dad': COVID-19 survivors grapple with guilt of infecting family," 16 May 2020 Businesses can review frequently asked questions about the program here. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "The government stimulus programs still available to small business owners and the self-employed," 15 May 2020 As a chemist at the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab, I am frequently asked to comment on the latest, most buzzy skincare ingredients. Danusia Wnek, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Niacinamide, According to Skincare Pros," 28 Apr. 2020 Be sure to frequently wash masks in the washing machine with regular detergent. Medea Giordano, Wired, "How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of frequently

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frequently

see frequent entry 2

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The first known use of frequently was in 1531

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30 May 2020

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“Frequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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