tick·​tack ˈtik-ˌtak How to pronounce ticktack (audio)
variants or tictac
: a ticking or tapping beat like that of a clock or watch
: a contrivance used by children to tap on a window from a distance

Word History


reduplication of tick

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ticktack was in 1549

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Cite this Entry

“Ticktack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticktack. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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