on the hour


: at the beginning of the next hour
The next train will leave on the hour.

Examples of on the hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, the royal party and the veterans stood quietly as Big Ben a couple of hundred yards away, chimed on the hour signaling the start of the two-minute silence. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023 Welfare checks occur on the hour, deputy director of operations Kenon Joseph said. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Wearing an Automatic 36 with a two-tone — silver and rose gold — bracelet, and a watch face featuring a mother of pearl dial and diamonds on the hour markers (retail $9,650), Theron perfectly elevated her elegant look. Lizzie Hyman, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 In this Breton town, at the crossroads between the Vilaine and Oust rivers, flower boxes line the bridges and a Gothic-era bell tower chimes on the hour. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 July 2023 Officers had been checking on their K-9 partners on the hour for 15-minute breaks between each 45-minute training session, the department had said. Chantal Da Silva, NBC News, 14 June 2023 This is what players hear every weekend, every hour on the hour between 8 a.m. T.m. Brown, New York Times, 27 Aug. 2022 If that were not enough bling, a collection of striking rainbow sapphires are set around the bezel with matching stones sitting on the hour indexes. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Feb. 2022 High-touch interactives are also closed for now, but look for live programming on the hour with professional actors. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2020 See More

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“On the hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20hour. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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