Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The ticking sound made by a clock.

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  • noun The ticking sound of a clock
  • noun A news story that recounts events in chronological order (Journalism)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a sound like a clock or a timer
  • noun steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

Examples

  • You have been doing some reporting on what we call the ticktock and specifically his wife, Elizabeth?

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2008

  • I've been getting many questions from the press, as is appropriate at a time like this, for what the press calls ticktock, or what people understand as, "Tell us everything that happened and every step along the way, how decisions were made," which of course an issue of very important historical value.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2003

  • 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

  • First, recall Intel's "ticktock" product-and-process cadence, a term that company President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini used in 2006.

    The Gadgeteer

  • 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

  • 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.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The ticktock of the clock on the wall mirrored the sound of my heart.

    Haven

  • The ticktock of the clock on the wall mirrored the sound of my heart.

    Haven

  • The ticktock of the clock on the wall mirrored the sound of my heart.

    Haven

  • The ticktock of the clock on the wall mirrored the sound of my heart.

    Haven

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