pe·​ri·​od·​i·​cal·​ly ˌpir-ē-ˈä-di-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce periodically (audio)
: at regular intervals of time
: from time to time : frequently

Examples of periodically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rudolph joined the show in 2001 and left in 2007, and has made appearances periodically since leaving. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 18 May 2024 Cerezo grew up in Martinez and learned to cook with his brothers on the barbecue as an alternative cooking method when the power bill was unpaid and power and gas were periodically shut off, according to Spragens. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for periodically 

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of periodically was in 1646

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“Periodically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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