ticktock

[tik-tok]
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:
1840–50; imitative

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ticktock (ˈtɪkˌtɒk)
 
n
1.  a ticking sound as made by a clock
 
vb
2.  (intr) to make a ticking sound

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Seedy hotel rooms were quieter then, more media-sparse, enabling guests to hear the ticktock beneath their own thoughts.
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