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"o'clock" in British English

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o'clockadverb

uk   /əˈklɒk/ us   /əˈklɑːk/
A1 used after a number from one to twelve to say the time when it is exactly that hour: It's two o'clock. He called me at four o'clock in the morning.
informal humorous used to refer to a time of day when you usually do or have a particular thing: For many mums, the kids' bedtime is chocolate o'clock. It's wine o'clock!

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  • Make sure you're there by five o'clock.
  • I always get up at six o'clock.
(Definition of o'clock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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o’clockadverb [not gradable]

us   /əˈklɑk/
used after a number from one to twelve to state the time: She called at nine o’clock this morning.
(Definition of o’clock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “o'clock”
in Vietnamese chỉ giờ…
in Spanish hora…
in Malaysian pukul…
in Thai นาฬิกา (เวลา)…
in French heure(s)…
in German …Uhr…
in Indonesian pukul…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于数字1至12后表示整点)…点钟…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於數字1至12後表示整點)…點鐘…
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