con·​stant·​ly ˈkän(t)-stənt-lē How to pronounce constantly (audio)
: without variation, deviation, or change : always
constantly on the alert
constantly improving
a temperature that's constantly maintained
… the fear of the sea was constantly in my mind, battling with the fear of my companions.Robert Louis Stevenson
: with regular occurrence : incessantly
constantly complaining
After all, Val doesn't let him get a lick of rest and is constantly bugging him to play with her.Ryan D. Wilson
All my traveling life, 40 years of peregrinating Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania, I have thought constantly of home—and especially of the America I had never seen.Paul Theroux

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of constantly was in 1651

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“Constantly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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