Definitions

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  • adv. In periods of seven days; weekly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In periods of seven days; weekly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By the week; from week to week.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without missing a week

Etymologies

hebdomadal +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The next time Nicholas spelled, he was given this gem, used to explain the word "hebdomadally"

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  • Behold the whole huge earth sent to me hebdomadally in a brown-paper wrapper!

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  • "Stacy told Alex that his dating prospects would improve greatly if he started bathing more than just hebdomadally."

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  • Earlier, 11-year-old Nicholas Rushlow of Pickerington correctly spelled "noisette" before stumbling on "hebdomadally" to tie for 17th place.

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  • As the bee's pronouncer asked Nicholas to spell the word "hebdomadally, '' the 11-year-old fifth-grader from Harmon Middle School good-naturedly responded," Heb-what-a-lee? ''

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  • He knew that word because he'd studied a lot of Latin and Greek, but when Dr. Bailey said hebdomadally, it didn't sound anything like the other words that he did know.

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  • I was excited, not nervous. hebdomadally [a word from Greek, via Latin, meaning "weekly"], spelling it hebdomitally.

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Comments

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  • Too true.

    August 27, 2007

  • Yeah, that's the problem with real life conversations - no Wordie links.

    August 25, 2007

  • Sure does. Unfortunately, the excitement probably wanes after the fifth or sixth time you have to explain the word to someone. ;-)

    August 23, 2007

  • Dramatic, isn't it? :) To me it sounds like it's beating a drum. It actually makes "weekly" seem quite exciting.

    August 22, 2007

  • Great word, faraway!

    August 22, 2007