year·​ly | \ ˈyir-lē How to pronounce yearly (audio) \

Definition of yearly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : reckoned by the year
2 : occurring, appearing, made, done, or acted upon every year or once a year : annual



Definition of yearly (Entry 2 of 2)

: every year : annually

Examples of yearly in a Sentence

Adjective She renews her lease on a yearly basis.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Rowan promoted her to deputy commission, overseeing the office of transportation infrastructure management and earning a yearly salary of $170,000, according to the city. J.d. Capelouto, ajc, 12 May 2022 Instagram feed turn a $.10 10-team parlay into your yearly salary. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 30 Apr. 2022 Their average yearly salary was 124% of the poverty guideline in 2021. Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 29 Apr. 2022 Koester will earn a yearly salary of $625,000, and receive monthly allowances of $7,917 for housing and $1,000 for a car. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2022 John Calipari’s yearly salary at Kentucky: $8 million. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2022 The sheriff's yearly salary is $63,878, according to the County Clerk's Office. Thomas Saccente, Arkansas Online, 2 Mar. 2022 In 2021, the average yearly salary for a machine learning expert is now $122,597, an NLP expert $121,286, and an A.I. generalist $120,168. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2022 This story is about a flower shop assistant’s involvement with a professional who has a fountain pen that costs more than the assistant’s yearly salary. Longreads, 19 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The Good Housekeeping Institute's Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab evaluates all types of kitchen appliances yearly, from gas ranges to blenders to toaster ovens and beyond. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2022 Ecuador’s Ombudsman’s Office reported more than 103 inmates were killed in 2020, with the rate rising yearly since 2018. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 Victoria Chang is the editor of The New York Times Magazine’s poetry column, a position that has rotated yearly since 2015. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Zimbabwe loses an average of 3% of its gross domestic product yearly to road crashes, the TSCZ said in 2017. Nimi Princewill And Sarah Diab, CNN, 15 Apr. 2022 Puberty blockers, for example, can be taken in increments that range from monthly to yearly, depending on the treatment. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 It will be held yearly; Westland and C.C. Filson will jointly sponsor one team called team Coldfoot, and the Kraken will cover the other two. Hudson Lindenberger, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Rangers have counted up to 860,000 visitors yearly to the ornate site, where at least nine different tours are offered. Christopher Reynoldsstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 P&S Intelligence forecasts that the U.S. beauty market will grow 5% yearly through 2030 and hit $129 billion in size. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of yearly


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Yearly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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year·​ly | \ ˈyir-lē How to pronounce yearly (audio) \

Kids Definition of yearly

: occurring, made, or done every year : annual I had my yearly checkup.


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