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ticktock

[ tik-tok ]
/ ˈtɪkˌtɒk /
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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.
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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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