- hour|ly1 [ `aurli ] adjective1. ) happening once every hour:hourly news bulletins2. ) usually before noun relating to one hour of work:His hourly fee is $75.We charge clients on an hourly basis.hourlyhour|ly 2 [ `aurli ] adverb1. ) once every hour:Buses run hourly.2. ) someone who is paid hourly is paid an amount of money for each hour of work3. ) often or all the time:The situation is changing hourly.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.