reg·​u·​lar·​ly | \ ˈre-gyə-lər-lē How to pronounce regularly (audio) , ˈre-gyər-lē, ˈre-gyə-lē also ˈrā-\

Definition of regularly

1 : in a regular manner
2 : on a regular basis : at regular intervals

Examples of regularly in a Sentence

The sales team meets regularly. We go to church regularly. She goes out to dinner quite regularly.
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And as the record started blowing up, Linkin Park was playing Phoenix regularly. Ed Masley, azcentral, "He took 10,000 photos of Chester Bennington. Now, his images are a traveling memorial," 18 June 2019 The German government, which regularly reports on how the country’s east-west division is healing, has stressed in recent years that the population outflow from the eastern states has largely stopped. Leonid Bershidsky, Twin Cities, "Leonid Bershidsky: Depopulation Is Eastern Germany’s curse," 18 June 2019 With Simpson holding the barrel of a .357 magnum to his head in the back of the Bronco as Cowlings drove north on the 405 Freeway, the networks interrupted regularly scheduled programming to air the pursuit. Richard Winton,, "This news chopper crew spotted O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco, and the chase was on," 17 June 2019 Icebergs regularly break off from the glacier face, getting caught in this shallow moraine and along the shoreline. National Geographic, "Wild Alaska Escape: A Voyage from Juneau to Ketchikan," 17 June 2019 Karen Weintraub Karen Weintraub is a freelance health and science journalist who writes regularly for the New York Times, STAT and USA Today, among others. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Gene Increases Risk for Pot Addiction," 17 June 2019 Mobile drivers who regularly use Cottage Hill Road should brace for a closure expected to last three or four weeks, starting Monday., "Mobile: Cottage Hill Road closure to last 3-4 weeks," 13 June 2019 Following the meeting, Poor said that his company meets regularly with the governor’s staff to discuss a wide variety of topics. Emily Brindley,, "Ideanomics halts work on planned 'Fintech Village’ on site of former UConn campus in West Hartford, citing differences with Lamont administration," 13 June 2019 Both teams used their starters regularly in practice and rested most of them for the game. Matt Kawahara,, "Raiders likely to alter London travel plans this year," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of regularly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of regularly

: at the same time every day, week, month, etc. : on a regular basis
: very often
: with the same amount of space between each thing

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