ticktock

or tic·toc

[ tik-tok ]
/ ˈtɪkˌtɒk /

noun

an alternating ticking sound, as that made by a clock.

verb (used without object)

to emit or produce a ticking sound, like that of a clock.

Nearby words

  1. tickly,
  2. ticknor,
  3. ticknor, george,
  4. tickseed,
  5. ticktack,
  6. ticky-tacky,
  7. tico,
  8. ticonderoga,
  9. tictac,
  10. tictoc

Origin of ticktock

First recorded in 1840–50; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for ticktock

ticktock

/ (ˈtɪkˌtɒk) /

noun

a ticking sound as made by a clock

verb

(intr) to make a ticking sound
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