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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Recent Examples on the Web Proving the point, clock fan Fritz eagerly explores John’s range of timepieces, including grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, and more. oregonlive, "‘American Pickers’ returns to the Northwest to visit ‘the clock king of Oregon’," 7 Sep. 2019 Jim and Carolyn Meyer, both Republicans who did not vote for Mr. Trump, were scooping homemade ice cream in their antique store in downtown Oldenburg amid the old beer steins and cuckoo clocks. New York Times, "Where Celebrating Immigration Means Lederhosen and Sauerkraut Balls," 1 Aug. 2019 In the work in question, the company's iconic blue-and-yellow branding is swathed not on a massive furniture warehouse, but a tiny, intricate, classic Swiss cuckoo clock. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Why There's an Ikea Cuckoo Clock Hanging In a 5-Star Hotel," 15 July 2019 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

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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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