What is another word for ticking?

Pronunciation: [tˈɪkɪŋ] (IPA)

The word "ticking" generally refers to the regular, rhythmic sound made by a clock or a similar mechanism. However, it can also refer to other similar sounds, like the sound of a pen or pencil tapping against a surface in a repeated manner. Some synonyms for "ticking" include: clicking, ticking off, beating, pulsing, thumping, drumming, tapping, knocking, rhythmical tapping, and patter. Each of these words brings a slightly different connotation or context to the concept of ticking, and can be used in various situations, depending on the desired effect.

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Usage examples for Ticking

All is quiet save for the ticking of the clock.
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Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
But old grandfather Westcott was always hungry, and his querulous complaints were as regular an accompaniment to the evening meal as the ticking of the marble clock.
Hugh Walpole
The ticking of the grandfather clock in the hall drove him down the passage.
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Ticking

  • The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.
    Georg Buchner
  • Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.
    Charles Krauthammer
  • When I'm trying to go to sleep and there are little noises, like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking, it drives me completely insane.
    James Lafferty
  • The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
    James Thurber
  • After I read all the medical journals and watched all the documentaries, I still didn't understand the physical sensation of ticking and where it comes from and what it feels like.
    Robin Tunney

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