(a) quarter past

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Definition of (a) quarter past

: 15 minutes after (a stated hour) The alarm went off at (a) quarter past six.
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“(a) quarter past.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28a%29%20quarter%20past. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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