ticktock

or tic·toc

[tik-tok]
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verb (used without object)
  1. 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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Historical Examples of ticktock

  • Ticktock just went on grazing, ignoring the bull completely.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • Miserable as he was, Jim was not going to let anyone make remarks about Ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • Returning, he fastened the gate securely and slid off Ticktock.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • He could use the fire plug to climb back up on Ticktock when he returned.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • Ticktock, in the meantime, had been watching the argument intently.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson


British Dictionary definitions for ticktock

ticktock

noun
  1. a ticking sound as made by a clock
verb
  1. (intr) to make a ticking sound
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