on/at the stroke of eight, midnight, etc.

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at the stroke of

Exactly at a specific hour. ("Of" is followed by that time.) The store is opening its doors at the stroke of midnight for the Black Friday sale. If you're not home at the stroke of 11, you're grounded!
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on the stroke of

Exactly at a specific hour. ("Of" is followed by that time.) The store is opening its doors on the stroke of midnight for the Black Friday sale. If you're not home on the stroke of 11, you're grounded!
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on/at the ˌstroke of ˈeight, ˈmidnight, etc.

at exactly eight o’clock, midnight, etc: She gets to work at the stroke of nine every day.
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But at the stroke of eight, the lights went down, the crowd erupted into screams of ecstasy, the band struck up and a few minutes later, John bounded into the same spotlight that bathed his grand piano.
With Morrison on stage at the stroke of eight and abruptly off again at 9.