- The definition of continual is ongoing, or occurring frequently or without pause.
If someone is constantly making noise and barely ever taking a break, this is an example of continual noise.
- happening over and over again; repeated often; going on in rapid succession
- going on uninterruptedly; continuous
Origin: Middle English continuel ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin continuus: see continue
- continually adverb
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- Recurring regularly or frequently: the continual need to pay the mortgage.
- Not interrupted; steady: continual noise; a continual diet of vegetables.
- con·tinˈu·al·ly adverb