Anything monthly happens once a month. A monthly paycheck will enable you to pay your monthly rent. Whew!

Monthly works well as both an adjective and an adverb, describing anything that occurs every month. You might get a monthly paycheck or make monthly phone calls to your grandmother. Or a freelance writer might write a couple of articles monthly and travel monthly to a nearby amusement park. A monthly can also be a magazine that's published once a month.

Definitions of monthly
  1. adjective
    of or occurring or payable every month
    monthly payments”
    “the monthly newsletter”
    periodic, periodical
    happening or recurring at regular intervals
  2. adverb
    occurring once a month
    “they meet monthly
  3. noun
    a periodical that is published every month (or 12 issues per year)
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    type of:
    serial, serial publication, series
    a periodical that appears at scheduled times
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