Meaning of “cuckoo clock” in the English Dictionary

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"cuckoo clock" in British English

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cuckoo clocknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʊk.uː ˌklɒk/ us /ˈkʊk.uː ˌklɑːk/

Examples from literature

  • A cuckoo clock sounded. 
  • All was silent, save the tick-tick of the cuckoo clock in the corner. 
  • And the absurd cuckoo clock uttered its foolish sound to greet them. 
  • The Swiss cuckoo clock struck ten—eleven—twelve. 
  • There was a cuckoo clock hanging in Tom Turner's cottage. 

(Definition of “cuckoo clock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)