variants or less commonly hourlong
: lasting an hour
an hour-long commute
hour-long television shows

Examples of hour-long in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hour-long, which airs weekly, examines the news, trends and stories that define Ducks sports. Afentres, oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 The hour-long blockade eventually leads to several arrests, including Angulo’s. Justine Calma, The Verge, 14 Sep. 2023 Schank lives in the San Fernando Valley, where a four-mile bus trip can easily turn into an hour-long journey. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Europe moves ahead on AI regulation, challenging tech giants’ power Schumer started by moderating a three-hour session with the executives in the morning, and then after an hour-long break, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) took over asking questions. David Dimolfetta, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 Welch formally removed Gulley from the position following an hour-long hearing. John Lynch, Arkansas Online, 13 Sep. 2023 View full post on Instagram The clients in need of some Tough Love score some TLC from Farr, who acts as both a designer and a life coach during each hour-long episode. Karla Walsh, Country Living, 4 Sep. 2023 But over eight hour-long episodes, that youthful pluck starts to seem less like a reason to doubt him than a reason to believe in him. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 The hour-long edition filmed in fall 2022 will still eventually be seen, but it has been pushed to become Season 36, running at a later date. Michael Schneider, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hour-long was in 1803

Dictionary Entries Near hour-long

Cite this Entry

“Hour-long.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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