WOTW #39 biennial

Here’s an adjective that is not used often. It is used to describe something that happens every other year (every two years).

This adjective is sometimes confused with biannual which means ‘twice a year’.

Example sentences:

  1. If you would like to have a garden full of flowers every Spring, do not choose biennial plants.
  2. This biennial music festival will be held again in 2023.
  3. This biennial meeting is held every first Monday of August on even-numbered years.
  4. To ease planning, the school budget is reviewed on a biennial basis.

Related words following the same concept are:

  • bimonthly : occurring every two months
  • biweekly : occurring every two weeks

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