Synonyms for tick
- metallic sound
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TICK
What did it mean by beginning to tick so loudly all of a sudden?
The tick, tick of the watch was just audible in the stillness of the May morning.
I tick, tick, tick all day over this pesky business, but I don't get anywheres.
How many of them could get tick in London for a new rig-out?
In just two minutes' time to a tick, the price will be thirty.
That's the question; travelling is the one thing that can't be done on tick.
But no sooner was there stillness than it began again—tick, tick, tick.
Ordinarily the tick of a watch can be heard at a distance of thirty inches.
He'd been breakfastin' an' lunchin' ever since we'd come in, an' he was as full as a tick.
And yet the State is full; never been bled a drop; full as a tick.
parasitic blood-sucking arachnid animal, Old English ticia, from West Germanic *tik- (cf. Middle Dutch teke, Dutch teek, Old High German zecho, German Zecke "tick"), of unknown origin. French tique (mid-15c.), Italian zecca are Germanic loan-words.