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monthly

[muhnth-lee] /ˈmʌnθ li/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a month, or to each month.
2.
done, happening, appearing, etc., once a month:
a monthly magazine.
3.
computed or determined by the month:
a monthly salary.
4.
continuing or lasting for a month.
noun, plural monthlies.
5.
a periodical published once a month.
6.
Sometimes, monthlies. Informal. a menstrual period.
adverb
7.
once a month; by the month.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; month + -ly
Related forms
half-monthly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half-monthly

monthly

/ˈmʌnθlɪ/
adjective
1.
occurring, done, appearing, payable, etc, once every month
2.
lasting or valid for a month: a monthly subscription
adverb
3.
once a month
noun (pl) -lies
4.
a book, periodical, magazine, etc, published once a month
5.
(informal) a menstrual period
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Word Origin and History for half-monthly

monthly

adv.

1530s, from month + -ly (2). As an adjective from 1570s. Old English had monaþlic, but the modern words seem to be separate formations.

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