Definition of clockwise in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkläkˌwīz/

adverb& adjective

In a curve corresponding in direction to the typical forward movement of the hands of a clock: [as adverb]: turn the knob clockwise [as adjective]: a clockwise direction
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  • My only real advice is to make sure you walk it in a clockwise direction, otherwise you'll be faced with a long, steep and sustained ascent.
  • After bathing, gently massage in a clockwise direction over her chest to support breathing and aid a restful night's sleep.
  • Just don't forget to dance round your fire in a clockwise direction to ensure good portents for your family in the coming season.

Words that rhyme with clockwise


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Syllabification: clock·wise

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