What is another word for o'clock?

Pronunciation: [əklˈɒk] (IPA)

When we talk about the exact time, we often use the word "o'clock" to indicate that the time is exactly at the hour. However, there are many synonyms for this word that can be used to make our language more diverse and interesting. Some of these synonyms include "sharp," "on the dot," "precisely," "exactly," and "dead on." Each of these words conveys the idea of exactness and punctuality, and can be used in different contexts to convey different shades of meaning. So, the next time you want to talk about the exact time, try using one of these synonyms instead of the overused "o'clock".

Synonyms for O'clock:

What are the hypernyms for O'clock?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for O'clock

"It's nearly eight o'clock," she said quietly.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
Mr. Maule would rest both before and after his light dinner, till ten o'clock.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
It is ten o'clock.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester

Famous quotes with O'clock

  • I'm a 7 o'clock act. My people want to go to a show, a dinner and then go home and go to bed.
    Louie Anderson
  • And if you had an, an opportunity to have a hot meal, you did. That was the cook. But you didn't stop and say, This is dinnertime and Oh wait it's five o'clock, it's time to eat for supper.
  • I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late start without me.
    Tallulah Bankhead
  • Any film I see at two o'clock in afternoon with my mother seems to cast a strange spell that means we both come out sobbing.
    Jane Birkin
  • No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o'clock.
    Heston Blumenthal

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