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.

1775–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cuckoo clock
World English Dictionary
cuckoo clock
a clock in which a mechanical cuckoo pops out with a sound like a cuckoo's call when the clock strikes

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature