cuckoo clock

noun

Definition of cuckoo clock 

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

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These gadgets have about as much to do with artificial intelligence as does a modern cuckoo clock. Peter Thonemann, WSJ, "‘Gods and Robots’ Review: Men, Myths and Machines," 7 Dec. 2018 Why not turn yourself into a giant, walking cuckoo clock. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "4 Great Halloween Costumes From the PM Archives," 11 Oct. 2018 Buzz enjoyed repairing cuckoo clocks and building dollhouses. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Harold L. Mathers Sr.," 1 July 2018 Despite his popularity, Daniel is something of a misfit, as tigers go: a docile, people-loving creature who lives inside a cuckoo clock. Robert Ito, New York Times, "Fred Rogers’s Life in 5 Artifacts," 5 June 2018 Time will fly on a nine-day tour that introduces participants to some of Switzerland's luxury watchmakers as well as the world-famous cuckoo clocks of Germany's Black Forest. Anne Harnagel, latimes.com, "Explore luxury Swiss watchmakers and the birthplace of the cuckoo clock in Germany," 2 Apr. 2018 Participants will visit Geneva, Montreaux, Neuchâtel, Bern, Basel and Zurich in Switzerland as well as the Black Forest region, birthplace of the cuckoo clock. Anne Harnagel, latimes.com, "Explore luxury Swiss watchmakers and the birthplace of the cuckoo clock in Germany," 2 Apr. 2018 This year’s signature Hallmark ornament, a chiming cuckoo clock, has sold out twice at the store. Joan Verdon, The Seattle Times, "New Jersey adults eye ‘secret Santa’ for holiday gifting," 17 Dec. 2017 In the dining room there are thin strings of burgundy crystal beads that circle the room near the ceiling, and in their large middle parlor a holiday bow always hangs from a cuckoo clock. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lavish Christmas decorations adorn 120-year-old home," 14 Dec. 2017

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1789, in the meaning defined above

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cuckoo clock

noun

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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