Definition of o'clock in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkläk/


1Used to specify the hour in telling time: the gates will open at eight o’clock
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  • Just as it neared the eight o'clock hour, the party was really just livening up.
  • By now, it is already six o'clock, the hour you had both agreed to meet at the paper entrance.
  • At around one o'clock, an hour after they got in, Zak was sitting alone on his towel.
1.1Used following a numeral to indicate direction or bearing with reference to an imaginary clock face, 12 o’clock being thought of as directly in front or overhead: “I think we’ve got some action at 11 o’clock,” he said, gesturing toward the eastern plains
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  • The shot is there, but it has to hit his front rock at 11 o'clock, exactly, to hit this back rock.
  • Next, the tip of your right shoe should finish on the floor at eight o'clock.
  • The little gun proved pretty well regulated, shooting just to the left of my six o'clock hold.

Words that rhyme with o'clock

ad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hock, hough, interlock, jock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, pock, post hoc, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok

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