[ ouuhr-lee, ou-er- ]
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  1. of, pertaining to, occurring, or done each successive hour: hourly news reports.

  2. computed or totaled in terms of an hour; using an hour as a basic unit of reckoning: hourly wages.

  1. hired to work for wages by the hour: hourly workers.

  2. frequent; continual.

  1. every hour; hour by hour.

  2. at each hour or during every hour.

  1. frequently; continually.

Origin of hourly

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at hour, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for hourly


/ (ˈaʊəlɪ) /

  1. of, occurring, or done every hour

  2. done in or measured by the hour: we are paid an hourly rate

  1. continual or frequent

  1. every hour

  2. at any moment or time

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