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cuckoo clock

a wall or shelf clock, often carved and decorated, that announces the hours by a sound like the call of the cuckoo, usually accompanied by the appearance of an imitation bird through a little door.
Origin of cuckoo clock
1775-85 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cuckoo clock
  • She bought things, a shiny, silver metal cuckoo clock.
  • She fancies that she is ill, and she doses herself every time the cuckoo clock strikes the hour.
  • It's a charming, melodious ditty and as cute in its staging as a cuckoo clock.
  • Half the fun of this performance space is the enormous cuckoo clock on the facade that puts on a show of its own every hour.
British Dictionary definitions for cuckoo clock

cuckoo clock

a clock in which a mechanical cuckoo pops out with a sound like a cuckoo's call when the clock strikes
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