Part of speech: adjective

Happening every hour.

Part of speech: adverb

At intervals of an hour.

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Usage examples "hourly":

  1. Madame de Lescure, Marie, and Agatha were also there, and all the servants, most of whom had been born in the family, and all of whom, excepting Chapeau and one maid, were now to be sent abroad to look for their living in a country in which the life itself of every native was in hourly danger. - "La Vendée An Historical Romance", Anthony Trollope.
  2. For the Princess never guessed that during this time Michael waited in hourly, ironic expectation of some sort of protest on her part. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
  3. The friends of Coningsby were now hourly arriving. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.