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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ticking mean? 

TICKING (noun)
  The noun TICKING has 2 senses:

1. a metallic tapping sound
2. a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers

  Familiarity information: TICKING used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TICKING (noun)

Sense 1ticking [BACK TO TOP]


A metallic tapping sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


tick; ticking

Context example:

he counted the ticks of the clock

Hypernyms ("ticking" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ticking"):

ticktock; tictac; tocktact (steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock)

Sense 2ticking [BACK TO TOP]


A strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("ticking" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)

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