Definition of counterclockwise in English:

Share this entry

counterclockwise

Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərˈkläkˌwīz/
North American

adverb& adjective

In the opposite direction to the way in which the hands of a clock move around.
Example sentences
  • They believe it's very hard for one of those counterclockwise storms to turn its way right into this area.
  • At noon, each guard starts at his own station and begins to walk either clockwise or counterclockwise (to be determined randomly).
  • We went counterclockwise around the island, along the EU-funded autostrada, to the southwest, through traditional mafia country.

Words that rhyme with counterclockwise

clockwise

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: coun·ter·clock·wise

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.