- an alternating ticking sound, as that made by a clock.
- to emit or produce a ticking sound, like that of a clock.
Origin of ticktock
First recorded in 1840–50; imitative
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Examples from the Web for ticktock
Ticktock just went on grazing, ignoring the bull completely.
Miserable as he was, Jim was not going to let anyone make remarks about Ticktock.
Returning, he fastened the gate securely and slid off Ticktock.
He could use the fire plug to climb back up on Ticktock when he returned.
Ticktock, in the meantime, had been watching the argument intently.
- a ticking sound as made by a clock
- (intr) to make a ticking sound
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