Definition of grandfather clock in English:

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grandfather clock

Pronunciation: /ˈɡran(d)fäT͟Hər ˈˌkläk/


A clock in a tall freestanding wooden case, driven by weights.
Example sentences
  • Since the clock was a grandfather clock it was cherry wood and shiny.
  • The pendulum of the grandfather clock sways as the second hand moves seemingly unbearably slow.
  • The tall grandfather clock against the wall chimed once and Luigi jumped out of his chair.

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Syllabification: grand·fa·ther clock

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