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o'clock

Syllabification: o'clock
Pronunciation: /əˈkläk
 
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Definition of o'clock in English:

adverb

1Used to specify the hour in telling time: the gates will open at eight o’clock
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

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