[ ouuh r-lee, ou-er- ]
/ ˈaʊər li, ˈaʊ ər- /


of, pertaining to, occurring, or done each successive hour: hourly news reports.
computed or totaled in terms of an hour; using an hour as a basic unit of reckoning: hourly wages.
hired to work for wages by the hour: hourly workers.
frequent; continual.


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) /


of, occurring, or done every hour
done in or measured by the hourwe are paid an hourly rate
continual or frequent


every hour
at any moment or time
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