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ticktock

[tik-tok] /ˈtɪkˌtɒk/
noun
1.
an alternating ticking sound, as that made by a clock.
verb (used without object)
2.
to emit or produce a ticking sound, like that of a clock.
Also, tictoc.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; imitative
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  • Seedy hotel rooms were quieter then, more media-sparse, enabling guests to hear the ticktock beneath their own thoughts.
British Dictionary definitions for ticktock

ticktock

/ˈtɪkˌtɒk/
noun
1.
a ticking sound as made by a clock
verb
2.
(intransitive) to make a ticking sound
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