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English noun: ticking

1. ticking (event) a metallic tapping sound

SamplesHe counted the ticks of the clock.


Broader (hypernym)sound

Narrower (hyponym)ticktock, tictac, tocktact

2. ticking (artifact) a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers

Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

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