From Middle English usualli, equivalent to usual + -ly. Displaced native Old English ġewunelīċe.
- (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ˈjuːʒ(ʊə)li/
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- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈjuːʒju(ə)li/
usually (comparative more usually, superlative most usually)
- Most of the time; less than always, but more than occasionally.
- Except for one or two days a year, he usually walks to work.
- 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
- He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend ; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous, […].
- Under normal conditions.
- (most of the time): generally, mainly, commonly, regularly, mostly, on the whole, in the main, for the most part, by and large, most often, ordinarily, wontedly; see also Thesaurus:usually
- (under normal conditions): customarily, habitually, wontly, normally, routinely, as a rule; see also Thesaurus:normally
most of the time
under normal conditions — see normally