Definition of yearly in English:


adjective & adverb

  • Happening or produced once a year or every year.

    [as adjective] ‘yearly visits to Africa’
    [as adverb] ‘rent was paid yearly’
    • ‘His comments come after the publication of the yearly crime figures.’
    • ‘It's a yearly miracle that's been taking place since 1990, and each is better than the one before.’
    • ‘Anyway, when the once yearly payment was made, my ex-credit card company wanted the money.’
    • ‘Barclays Bank will show the benefits of its own past acquisitions with news of bumper yearly figures on Thursday.’
    • ‘We've got the yearly circus in the field near our tower block again.’
    • ‘We believe it may be the first of its kind in York, and we hope it will become a yearly festival to create a focus event for ethnic groups in York.’
    • ‘Nadia organises a yearly charity show to raise cash for Cancer Research.’
    • ‘Pact produce a yearly handbook of their production company members, which is a good starting point.’
    • ‘Janet continued to go for yearly check-ups and was told she was clear.’
    • ‘Annual or yearly performance results will generally have an overriding importance.’
    • ‘Her ties with Scotland have remained strong with yearly visits to see family and friends up North.’
    • ‘Newspapers are constrained by a yearly license required from the Home Ministry.’
    • ‘He said the children could be encouraged to paint something tasteful on the boards, which could be changed yearly.’
    • ‘The vast majority of us make less than that, so every penny of our yearly income is taxed.’
    • ‘It was a very good day, so good the trip became a yearly tradition well into my college years.’
    • ‘She visited her relatives in Castledermot on a yearly basis when her brother and sister were alive.’
    • ‘Having now finalised the yearly accounts, another cheque will be following shortly.’
    • ‘Now a yearly phenomenon, the New Music Festival chooses a different theme for each year.’
    • ‘He said this month all 82 hackney carriages had passed their yearly inspection.’
    • ‘However, this is an isolated incident among the 80,000 council tax accounts we handle yearly.’
    annually, once a year, by the year, per annum, every year, each year
    annual, once a year, every year, each year
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Old English gēarlic (see year, -ly).