Translation of tick-tock in Spanish:


tictac, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɪktɑk//tɪkˈtɒk/


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    tictac masculine
    • The two neurones alternate in activity, like the steady tick-tock of a clock.
    • Each day, he sits on the edge of his bed, head hung in a state of lonely tristesse while the mellifluous tick-tock of a grandfather clock marks time.
    • You can feel it throbbing and it's this, like the tick-tock of a clock, that sends you back to sleep.
    • Ben sat quietly, listening to the tick-tock of the grandfather clock.
    • It speaks of winter days sitting snug and cosy, the lamp lighting my page, toes gently toasting, and the quiet tick-tock of the clock.
    • She could hear the sounds of an empty, sleeping house; the tick-tock of the grandfather clock in the hallway, the dripping of a tap in the bathroom next to her, the low snuffling snores of her Dad next door.
    • And as she listened, the tick-tock of the clock on the wall seemed to fill her head and as Alana's lips moved all she could hear was a strange drone that only her ears could decipher.
    • The tick-tock of the clock was amplified and I glanced at it as a reflex.
    • The search for rhythmic patterns is so ingrained that given the persistent ticking of a clock we organise the beat into a pattern of tick-tock.