how to pronounce tic

/ˈtɪk/

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tic is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of tic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… what inspired you to start tic toc …”

meanings of tic

noun:

  1. A sudden, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization.
  2. Ticket.
  3. Something that is done or produced habitually or characteristically.
  4. Initialism of tourist information centre.
  5. Total invested capital.
  6. Initialism of tenancy in common.
  7. Initialism of (an additional offence) taken into consideration.

verb:

  1. To exhibit a tic; to undergo a sudden, semi-voluntary muscle movement.

words with pronunciation similar to tic

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