Definition of tika in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtiːkɑː/


Another term for tilak.
Example sentences
  • A refined gentleman in a silk kurta and dhoti, a tika, or mark on his forehead, and a plate with items of worship in his hands, emerged from the wings.
  • She was proud of her tika, and I was proud of her for wearing it.
  • The opposing lawyer has a two-day stubble, oiled grey hair, a vermillion tika on his forehead, steel-rimmed glasses.


From Hindi ṭīkā, from Punjabi ṭikkā.

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