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 The words scrolled across his screen like a ticker tape of grief and mourning. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, "A Transit Worker’s Survival Story," 24 Aug. 2020 Adding to the chaos, Wall Street office workers cheered the hard hats and tossed ticker tape from windows. Joseph Barbato, Washington Post, "Student protesters, angry construction workers and a violent confrontation," 14 Aug. 2020 The first ticker tape parade was held in 1886 to celebrate the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Allen Kim And Elizabeth Joseph, CNN, "NYC mayor promises to throw healthcare workers and first responders the biggest ticker tape parade ever," 21 Apr. 2020 Straight girls and gay girls.’’ The parade is named for the strands of ticker tape that used to be showered down from nearby office buildings. Ali Swenson, BostonGlobe.com, "Fans cheer World Cup champs as leaders on and off the field," 10 July 2019 The ticker tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes, the site of Olympic team celebrations and other championship parades, will commemorate the team's fourth World Cup title since 1991. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "How to watch the U.S. Women's National Team victory parade in New York City," 9 July 2019 Chants of the phrase rang out from the stands after the team’s championship victory against the Netherlands last month, and later throughout the Canyon of Heroes as the women were feted with a ticker tape parade. Maggie Mertens, The Atlantic, "What the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Needs More Than Equal Pay," 3 Aug. 2019 On Wednesday, the team won trophies at The ESPYS and was honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City. Mesfin Fekadu, Houston Chronicle, "Former Dash player celebrates World Cup win with lap dance from J. Lo," 13 July 2019 The parade is named for the strands of ticker tape that used to be showered down from nearby office buildings. Ali Swenson, Twin Cities, "Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of ticker tape

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Ticker tape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticker%20tape. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ticker tape

: long, thin pieces of paper on which news and stock prices are printed by a special machine (called a ticker)

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