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adverb hour·ly \ˈau̇(-ə)r-lē\

Definition of hourly

  1. :  at or during every hour; also :  frequently, continually

Examples of hourly in a Sentence

  1. that couple argues hourly, about everything

First Known Use of hourly

15th century


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adjective hour·ly

Definition of hourly

  1. 1a :  occurring hour by hour hourly bus serviceb :  frequent, continual in hourly expectation of the rain's stopping

  2. 2 :  computed in terms of an hour an hourly wage

  3. 3 :  paid by the hour hourly workers

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First Known Use of hourly

circa 1530


HOURLY Defined for English Language Learners

hourly

adjective

Definition of hourly for English Language Learners

  • : happening every hour

  • : paid for one hour of work

  • : paid by the hour : earning an hourly wage


HOURLY Defined for Kids

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adverb hour·ly \ˈau̇r-lē\

Definition of hourly for Students

  1. :  at or during every hour Planes leave hourly for Miami.


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adjective hour·ly

Definition of hourly for Students

  1. 1 :  occurring every hour hourly departures

  2. 2 :  figured by the hour an hourly wage



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