Entry from US English dictionary
A period in the evening during which many children and their families watch television, especially 8 to 9 p.m. the rise in the amount of sex and profanity, as well as violence, in the family hour does American families a disservice
More example sentences
- When I was a kid which wasn't very long ago, there was a family hour, and we'd watch things like ‘The Waltons’ and ‘Little House on the Prairie.’
- ABC could have and should have aired this movie at 9: 00 p.m., not 8: 00 p.m. at the start of the family hour.
- And I think, since we are not on in the family hour, that you can see this.
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Syllabification: fam·i·ly hour
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