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Definition of "hourly" []

  • Occurring every hour: hourly chimes. (adjective)
  • Frequent; continual: hourly changes in the plans. (adjective)
  • By the hour as a unit: hourly pay. (adjective)
  • At or during every hour: The news is broadcast hourly. (adverb)
  • Frequently; continually: complaints that came hourly. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hourly" in a sentence
  • "As far as I know since 2001 there has been a Pullman de Morelos almost hourly from the airport."
  • "Here, under the awning, relieving one another in hourly shifts, the four white men carried on the trade."
  • "I stand in hourly danger of being discovered – and for that there is but one end."