from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lasting an hour: an hourlong television episode.

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  • adj. which lasts an hour, or approximately so
  • adj. of or relating to an hourlong period of time

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lasting for an hour


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hour +‎ long


  • Variety reports (subscription required) that the network is plotting an untitled hourlong drama series about the (fictional) Vice President and his female chief of staff written by Sheldon Turner and Shaun Cassidy.

    ABC Developing Show About Vice President

  • Also, one is twice as long as the other, which NBC has addressed with the useful mnemonic of calling the hourlong show Studio 60 and the half-hour 30 Rock.

    Live—No, Taped—from New York (and Los Angeles), It’s… - Tuned In -

  • A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Wade called an hourlong meeting with players after his Team Wade pulled out a 141-140 overtime victory over Team LeBron.

  • But these preferences reflect privileges and don't entitle me, Bourdain or anyone else who trots the globe and visits ambitious restaurants - the most casual of which can cost $50 a person and entail hourlong waits - to look down on food lovers without the resources, opportunity or inclination for that.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The MTV Networks-owned cable channel has ordered eight episodes of the hourlong, which is produced by Warner Horizon Television and exec produced by Fleiss ( "The Bachelor").

  • Ohio) was dismissive, calling the hourlong speech before a joint session of Congress "just another lecture."

    Democrats Promise Action on a Bill This Fall

  • They went along with original series, cheap reality shows or hourlong dramas designed to fill time or win awards.

    Cable's Weird New Sitcoms

  • The hourlong comedy anthology Love Bites finally has an airdate.

    NBC (Finally) Schedules Love Bites

  • I didn't pass out once during the hourlong first act; I did so twice—the second time one of those mortifying, seat-rocking moments where your head snaps backwards, accompanied by a loud snort.

    Wrung Out in the Ring Cycle

  • The hourlong workouts are relatively simple: In West Hollywood they take place in a dark, narrow room and consist of intervals of treadmill running and weight-lifting exercises designed to "shock" the body into burning more calories.

    Boot Camp Gets Soft at New Gym


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