Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “annual”


noun [C] (BOOK)    /ˈæn.ju.əl/ /-jʊl/
a book or magazine published once a year , especially for children , with the same title and style but different contents Kinds of books US for yearbook: a high school annualReference books
(Definition of annual noun (BOOK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of annual

Definitions of “annual” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More