quarter-hour

[ kwawr-ter-ouuh r, -ou-er ]
/ ˈkwɔr tərˈaʊər, -ˈaʊ ər /
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noun

a period of 15 minutes.
a point 15 minutes after or before the hour.

Nearby words

  1. quarter sessions,
  2. quarter tone,
  3. quarter-bound,
  4. quarter-breed,
  5. quarter-hoop,
  6. quarter-miler,
  7. quarter-phase,
  8. quarter-wave plate,
  9. quarterage,
  10. quarterback

Origin of quarter-hour

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for quarter-hour

quarter-hour

noun

a period of 15 minutes
any of the points on the face of a timepiece that mark 15 minutes before or after the hour, and sometimes 30 minutes after
Derived Formsquarter-hourly, adverb, adjective

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