Meaning of year by year in English:

year by year

adverb

  • In each successive year, every year; annually; (also in early use) †continuously for a number of years (obsolete).

adjective

  • Relating to, or giving details of, each successive year; that occurs in each successive year.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Gower (d. 1408), poet. From year + by + year.

Pronunciation

year by year

/ˈjɪə bʌɪ ˈjɪə/ /ˈjəː bʌɪ ˈjəː/