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year·​ly ˈyir-lē How to pronounce yearly (audio)
: reckoned by the year
: occurring, appearing, made, done, or acted upon every year or once a year : annual


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: every year : annually

Examples of yearly in a Sentence

Adjective She renews her lease on a yearly basis.
Recent Examples on the Web
That would represent a slowdown from September’s 0.4% monthly rise and 3.7% yearly increase. Amara Omeokwe, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 Ahead of the yearly sale, which kicks off earlier than ever on Friday, November 17, the mega-popular Bissell Little Green Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet Cleaner is marked down by 28 percent. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 The doctors found that from 2014 to 2022, the yearly total of situs inversus cases was typically about five to six per 10,000 pregnant people undergoing ultrasounds. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 2 Nov. 2023 The guidance also recommends that people who are eligible consult with their doctor about potential benefits, limits, and harms of yearly screening. Korin Miller Published, Verywell Health, 1 Nov. 2023 According to the new guidance released Wednesday, even heavy smokers who quit 15 years ago or more should get the yearly scans. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 1 Nov. 2023 The update comes Wednesday, Nov. 1, the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and recommends yearly lung cancer screenings for people aged 50 to 80 years old who smoke or formerly smoked and have a 20-year or greater pack-year history. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 1 Nov. 2023 Unite Here also has been fighting a number of hotel projects that would result in the elimination of low-cost apartments, particularly those covered by the city’s rent stabilization law, which places a cap on yearly rent increases. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2023 Those who meet the screening guidelines should discuss the potential benefits, limits, and risks of yearly screening, the ACS says. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 1 Nov. 2023
However, because deductibles vary across different Medicare Part D drug plans, some will have no yearly deductible at all. Fran Kritz, Verywell Health, 14 Nov. 2023 The growths of sargassum fluctuate yearly based on different factors, like changes in nutrients, rainfall and wind conditions, CNN previously reported. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 9 July 2023 The National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards are presented yearly by the Los Angeles Press Club. Valerie Wu, Variety, 2 Nov. 2023 People should be assessed for those factors every three to five years in stage 0, every two to three years in stage 1, and yearly in stage 2 and beyond, the guidelines say. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 18 Oct. 2023 Elanco Animal Health Incorporated recently introduced a medical treatment for canine parvovirus, a condition that affects thousands of puppies yearly and has a 91% mortality rate when left untreated. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Perhaps the most comprehensive review of the industry is Art Basel and UBS’s Global Art Market report, penned yearly by Dr Clare McAndrew. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 21 Oct. 2023 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 40,000 people in the U.S. die in automobile crashes yearly. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 3 Oct. 2023 Today, San Ysidro Health and its PACE division operate four major centers — including one that opened in 2022 in Vista — and 50 total clinics serving 145,000 patients countywide yearly with a staff of 2,600. Lola Sherman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


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


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yearly was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Yearly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: occurring, made, done, or produced every year : annual
: calculated in terms of one year
yearly adverb
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