[ UK /tˈɪktɒk/ ]
  1. steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
  1. make a sound like a clock or a timer
    the grandfather clock beat midnight
    the clocks were ticking
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How To Use ticktock In A Sentence

  • The ticktock of the clock on the wall mirrored the sound of my heart. Haven
  • I could hear the clock on the wall ticktocking.
  • You have been doing some reporting on what we call the ticktock and specifically his wife, Elizabeth? CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2008
  • The clamorous ticktock, ticktock of his watch would have put any self-respecting alarm clock to shame. THE LONELY SEA
  • Politico put it in a ticktock of the ticktocks, administration officials hoped to convey that U.S. News
  • The ticktock of the grandfather clock was slightly unnerving. THE KILL CLAUSE
  • Both newsweeklies, "TIME" and "Newsweek," have ticktocks, as they call them, what-went-wrong accounts that -- and both make the point, which I haven't seen made that often in the past, that the president doesn't like bad news, that aides fear to tell him that things are going badly. CNN Transcript Sep 12, 2005
  • And we'll hopefully have more for you on that tomorrow when Karen -- when Karen ticktocks. CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2001
  • Because, as part of a remarkable public relations campaign, the White House released a three-page "ticktock," a newspaper term of art for a minute-by-minute reconstruction of how momentous events unfolded. NYT > Home Page
  • Kneeling to cut the cords of newspaper bundles, TickTock, clerking in his father's store, grinned up.
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