every hour on the hour

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of every hour on the hour

:at the beginning of each hour (at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, etc.)
  • Trains leave the station every hour on the hour.

Word by Word Definitions

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

hour play
  1. : a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

  2. : the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes

  3. : the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods


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