- 1A habitual spasmodic contraction of the muscles, most often in the face.More example sentences
- In contrast, complex motor tics usually involve more muscle groups.
- Others discovered that after months or years of treatment they developed uncontrollable muscle twitches or tics that were often irreversible, even after stopping the drugs.
- Other children get stomach aches, headaches, heart palpitations or muscle tics.
- 1.1An idiosyncratic and habitual feature of a person’s behaviour: they’ve developed a verbal tic which involves repeating odd bits of each other’s utterancesMore example sentences
- As I watched, he started to display another characteristic tic - smiling and giving her a lazy wink.
- The actor's tics and idiosyncrasies are in full flower here.
- But what of other sports stars and their sporting tics, traits and peculiarities?
early 19th century: from French, from Italian ticchio.