a period of 15 minutes.
a point 15 minutes after or before the hour.
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How to use quarter-hour in a sentence
Here were two new griefs hurling themselves in over the wires all in the same quarter-hour, besides the one I had up my sleeve.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
Something tender came into their tones as quarter-hour after quarter-hour went on, and they forgot the lapse of time.The Well-Beloved | Thomas Hardy
But first she had to undergo a bad quarter-hour in the back-parlour.Joan Thursday | Louis Joseph Vance
A quarter-hour later the doctor had him safely tucked into his berth in the cabin, with whisky and lemon aboard him.Cursed | George Allan England
We have had a quarter-hour's ride when the gondola comes to rest before broad stone steps leading upward to a wide doorway.
British Dictionary definitions for quarter-hour
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
- quarter-hourly, adverb, adjective
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