ticker tape


Definition of ticker tape

: the paper ribbon on which a telegraphic ticker prints off its information

Examples of ticker tape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marcelo, Madrid’s serial winner of trophies who didn’t even play a minute of the final, was given the honor of lifting the trophy to a backdrop of fireworks and ticker tape. Rob Harris And Steve Douglas, Chicago Tribune, 28 May 2022 Prada Mode guests were also invited to DM Syms on Instagram to have their messages displayed on a ticker tape style screen inside. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2022 In fact, when the Lakers clinched the NBA title in 1980, a spokesperson for Mayor Bradley said that the parade held for the team represented the first ticker tape in L.A. since Kennedy’s visit. Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 The Jackie Robinson West (JRW) team was celebrated with a ticker tape parade in Chicago, national news coverage and a trip to the White House to meet President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 Joan Hodges, Gil’s widow, rode with him up Broadway in an open convertible in October 1969, ticker tape swirling like snowfall. New York Times, 6 Dec. 2021 Today, New York City recognized essential workers for their heroic service during the pandemic with a ticker tape parade. Nicolas Rapp, Fortune, 7 July 2021 In New York City, essential workers will be honored with a ticker tape parade Wednesday. Editors, USA TODAY, 7 July 2021 California surpassed its own criteria for reopening Tuesday, celebrating with ticker tape at Universal Studios as Minions characters and Gov. Gavin Newsom commemorated the moment and handed out big prizes to people who’d been vaccinated. oregonlive, 19 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ticker tape

1895, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jun 2022

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“Ticker tape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticker%20tape. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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