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uk   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ us   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/
A2 normal; happening, done, or used most often: I went to bed at my usual time. There was more rainfall than usual this summer in the mountain areas. You'll find the cutlery in its usual place. Terry was, as usual, slow to respond. The library is open for business as usual despite the snowstorm.

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usualnoun [S]

uk   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ us   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ informal
(Definition of usual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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usualadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈju·ʒu·əl/
happening or done most of the time; ordinary: I’ll put the keys in the usual place. If you can believe it, the food was worse than usual.
adverb [not gradable] us   /ˈju·ʒə·wə·li/
He usually gets home from work at about six.
(Definition of usual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “usual”
in Korean 일상적인, 흔한…
in Arabic عادي…
in Malaysian biasa…
in French habituel…
in Russian обычный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 通常的, 慣常的…
in Italian solito…
in Turkish alışılmış, her zamanki, olağan…
in Polish zwykły, zwyczajny…
in Spanish habitual, acostumbrado, común…
in Vietnamese thông thường…
in Portuguese usual, habitual, de costume…
in Thai เป็นปกติ…
in German üblich…
in Catalan habitual…
in Japanese いつもの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 通常的, 惯常的…
in Indonesian biasa…
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“usual” in British English

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