Definition of Ticktock

1. Noun. Steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock.

Exact synonyms: Tictac, Tocktact
Generic synonyms: Tick, Ticking



2. Verb. Make a sound like a clock or a timer. "The grandfather clock beat midnight"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Tick, Ticktack
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Beat, Tick, Ticker, Ticking

Definition of Ticktock

1. Noun. The ticking sound of a clock ¹

2. Noun. A news story that recounts events in chronological order (Journalism) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ticktock

1. to make the ticking sound of a clock [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ticktock

tickly
tickmark
tickmarks
ticks
ticks off
tickseed sunflower
tickseeds
ticktack
ticktacked
ticktacking
ticktacks
ticktacktoe
ticktacktoes
ticktacktoo
ticktock (current term)
ticktocked
ticktocking
ticktocks
tickweed
ticky
ticky-box
ticky-boxes
ticky-tacky
ticky box
ticky boxes
ticky tacky
ticlatone
ticlike
ticlopidine

Literary usage of Ticktock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"It reminds me of a classroom clock— ticktock, ticktock, ticking time slowly away. A circle is the egg that rests on your table. ..."

2. Little Essays in Literature and Life by Richard Burton (1914)
"... willynilly, are older by every ticktock of the clock and revolution of the seasons. To brood upon it is to wax morbid, perhaps pessimistic. ..."

3. Little Essays in Literature and Life by Richard Burton (1914)
"... willynilly, are older by every ticktock of the clock and revolution of the seasons. To brood upon it is to wax morbid, perhaps pessimistic. ..."

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