fre·​quent·​ly | \ ˈfrē-kwənt-lē How to pronounce frequently (audio) \

Definition of frequently

: at frequent or short intervals the list is updated frequently

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Examples of frequently in a Sentence

our oddball uncle frequently lets himself into our house without knocking
Recent Examples on the Web Add 1 teaspoon pepper, the oregano, cinnamon and clove, and cook, stirring frequently, until very fragrant, 1 minute. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2021 Younger The frequently provocative dramedy ends its run after seven seasons. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2021 Sandler, who worked at SNL during its 19th season with Norm, frequently put Macdonald in his films. Scott King, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Newberry frequently shot photographs of Chicago’s legendary open-air Maxwell Street Market and his work became part of exhibitions at the Chicago History Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Bob Goldsborough,, 15 Sep. 2021 Rafael Almonte frequently found himself in his grandfather’s barber shop as a little kid in the Dominican Republic. NBC news, 15 Sep. 2021 Macdonald also helped create SNL's famous Celebrity Jeopardy sketch featuring Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, with Macdonald frequently appearing as a defiantly uncooperative Burt Reynolds. Tyler Aquilina,, 14 Sep. 2021 Their requests to use the bathroom were frequently denied, forcing them to urinate in their drinking cups, according to the documents. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 Sep. 2021 Meadow has frequently honored her father's memory, most recently attending the premiere of F9 in June. Ale Russian,, 14 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of frequently

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frequently

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The first known use of frequently was in 1531

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18 Sep 2021

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“Frequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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