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English definition of “stroke”

stroke

noun [C] (CLOCK SOUND)    /strəʊk/ US  /stroʊk/
one of the sounds that some clocks make at particular times, especially by ringing a bell once for each number of the hour: How many strokes did you count?Watches and clocks
(Definition of stroke noun (CLOCK SOUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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