cuckoo clock

cuckoo clock
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "cuckoo clock":
singular cuckoo clock plural cuckoo clocks
a clock with a model bird inside that comes out of a small door and makes a noise like a cuckoo

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  • Cuckoo clock — Cuckoo clock, a so called Jagdstück (Hunt piece), Black Forest, ca. 1900, Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Inv. 2006 013 A cuckoo clock is a clock, typically pendulum regulated, that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo s call and typically… …   Wikipedia

  • Cuckoo clock — Cuckoo Cuck oo (k[oo^]k [=oo]), n. [OE. coccou, cukkow, F. coucou, prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. cuculus, Gr. ????, Skr. k?ki?a, G. kuckuk, D. koekoek.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird belonging to {Cuculus}, {Coccyzus}, and several allied genera, of many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cuckoo clock — cuckoo clocks N COUNT A cuckoo clock is a clock with a door from which a toy cuckoo comes out and makes noises like a cuckoo every hour or half hour …   English dictionary

  • cuckoo clock — cuckoo ,clock noun count a clock with a model bird inside that comes out of a small door and makes a noise like a cuckoo …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cuckoo clock — n. a clock with a small toy figure of a cuckoo in it, which pops out at regular intervals, usually on the hour, to the accompaniment of a sound imitating the bird s call …   English World dictionary

  • cuckoo clock — n a clock with a wooden bird inside that comes out every hour and makes a sound …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cuckoo clock — noun clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo • Hypernyms: ↑clock * * * noun, pl ⋯ clocks [count] : a clock that has a toy bird inside of it that comes out and makes a sound like a cuckoo to tell what time it is * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cuckoo Clock (canción) — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Cuckoo Clock» Canción de The Beach Boys álbum Surfin Safari Publicación 1 de octubre, 1962 (cuando se lanzo el álb …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cuckoo Clock (song) — Cuckoo Clock is a song written by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher for the American pop band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1962 album Surfin Safari . The song was written about the myna bird of Brian s father Murry Wilson.Details* Written… …   Wikipedia

  • Cuckoo clock in culture — Karl Lagerfeld holding a creation by Stefan Strumbel. The cuckoo clock, more than any other kind of timepiece, has often featured in literature, music, cinema, television, etc., in the Western culture, as a metaphor or allegory of innocence,… …   Wikipedia

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