now·​a·​days | \ ˈnau̇-(ə-)ˌdāz How to pronounce nowadays (audio) \

Definition of nowadays

: at the present time People don't wear hats much nowadays.

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Examples of nowadays in a Sentence

People don't wear hats much nowadays. nowadays wives are just as likely to work outside the home as their husbands are
Recent Examples on the Web Women shaving their faces has become more common nowadays. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Repurpose your grocery bags," 22 Apr. 2021 Cohen said that while many murder trials nowadays are bound to feature some form of video, mostly surveillance video with no audio, the Chauvin trial is unique for the abundance of footage, from multiple angles. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, "George Floyd's voice haunted Derek Chauvin murder trial," 20 Apr. 2021 Marketing funds are thrown away nowadays when they are used toward nondigital marketing formats. Jordan Lintz, Forbes, "Three Steps To Developing A Social Media Powerhouse Brand," 20 Apr. 2021 More Minnesota farmers are growing hemp nowadays after strict federal rules on the crop were relaxed. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, "Was Minnesota once host to U.S. government-sponsored hemp farms?," 16 Apr. 2021 The United States and China do not agree on much nowadays, but on climate change both countries are publicly pledging to do more to fight global warming., "Seeking cooperation on climate, US faces friction with China," 15 Apr. 2021 The video airing is heartfelt with both Ho and Welch revealing emotions most likely echoed by so many restaurants of the past year and nowadays with COVID-19. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Lincoln paid for workers at Detroit's Marrow restaurant to take the week off," 14 Apr. 2021 Does the ease of taking pictures nowadays encourage that kind of attention or dissipate it? Denise Davidson Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jasmine Darznik’s historical novel ‘The Bohemians’ follows Dorothea Lange’s West Coast transformation," 10 Apr. 2021 Trump's statements simply fail to drive the narrative nowadays. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Trump's dominance over the news cycle and attention economy evaporates," 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of nowadays

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nowadays

Middle English now a dayes, from now entry 1 + a dayes during the day

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The first known use of nowadays was in the 14th century

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29 Apr 2021

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“Nowadays.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nowadays

: at the present time


now·​a·​days | \ ˈnau̇-ə-ˌdāz How to pronounce nowadays (audio) \

Kids Definition of nowadays

: at the present time No one goes there much nowadays.

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