cuckoo clock


Definition of cuckoo clock

: a wall or shelf clock that announces the hours by sounds resembling a cuckoo's call

Examples of cuckoo clock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Navarro and PADHiA’s cuckoo clock is featured in a new gallery show, Degrees of Separation, which opens June 25th and will run through July 1st at Julien’s in Beverly Hills, California. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2021 Heavy as their subject matter can be, a sense of humor is central to the Duel Diagnosis ethos, something perfectly encapsulated by their new cuckoo clock. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2021 The two arrive at a level—inside their home’s mechanical cuckoo clock—where Cody gains the ability to turn back time and May gains the ability to duplicate herself. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 1 Apr. 2021 The first products Amazon is pitching via the program are a smart sticky note printer, a smart nutrition scale, and a smart cuckoo clock. Fortune, 18 Feb. 2021 The women live in cottages, each more preposterously shaped than its neighbor: a lighthouse, a circus tent, a toadstool, a cuckoo clock. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2020 Then there’s the cuckoo clock, which stumped us for a bit with the abundance of numbers and pictures. Rachel Yang,, 18 Nov. 2020 The store is split in half, with two street entrances lending the feeling of a cuckoo clock with two doors and a line along the floor separating day and night, light and dark. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Dec. 2019 Proving the point, clock fan Fritz eagerly explores John’s range of timepieces, including grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, and more. oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cuckoo clock

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cuckoo clock was in 1789

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English Language Learners Definition of cuckoo clock

: a clock that has a toy bird inside of it that comes out and makes a sound like a cuckoo to tell what time it is

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