Definition of grandfather clock in English:

grandfather clock

noun

  • A clock in a tall free-standing wooden case, driven by weights.

    • ‘As the celebrations continue, Hoker finds the grandfather clock, breaks it open and steals the hundreds of thousands of pounds that were stashed in it.’
    • ‘She glanced in at the grandfather clock; it was half-past two.’
    • ‘She could hear the different chimes of the grandfather clock downstairs at each changing hour.’
    • ‘Standing next to the old grandfather clock that stood seven feet tall, was a tall, broad figure.’
    • ‘The grandfather clock ticked noisily as Norwood told Wendy about his brief encounter with Anacama, and his resulting dampness.’
    • ‘But the daddy of them all is, of course, the grandfather clock.’
    • ‘Benjamin glanced at the tall grandfather clock and then back to meet Bowian's eyes.’
    • ‘As the metaphor implies, newer is not necessarily better, and the grandfather clock is still keeping good time.’
    • ‘The tall grandfather clock against the wall chimed once and Luigi jumped out of his chair.’
    • ‘Pushing the door open, I glanced at the grandfather clock in the living room.’
    • ‘Ben stood up from his seat on the table and stretched, turning towards the grandfather clock beside the front door as he did.’
    • ‘Time passed, and with the chimes of the grandfather clock on the far wall, goodbyes were said and departures were made.’
    • ‘The researchers first noted the time shown on the grandfather clock in the classic barroom-wall painting.’
    • ‘The grandfather clock announced midnight with twelve proud chimes; it seemed pleased that the crowded pub was once again empty.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the back of my mind, our grandfather clock chimed midnight.’
    • ‘Orion slipped from Dom's shoulder and banged his head on the floor as the grandfather clock tolled midnight.’
    • ‘Gideon crossed his arms and leaned against the grandfather clock.’
    • ‘I looked at the old grandfather clock which I put the right time on.’
    • ‘The grandfather clock above the firebricks told Lyenda that it was eight o'clock in the morning when she opened her eyes.’
    • ‘my father observed, casting a glance at our old grandfather clock to confirm his announcement.’
    • ‘She sat perfectly still, hearing the small chime of the grandfather clock, and the two soft candles made the room rather dim.’
    • ‘There were seven people seated in the parlour, but their silence was such that the rhythmic tick of the grandfather clock in the entrance hall seemed overpowering.’
    • ‘Thinking she had imagined the noise, she was about to go back to sleep, when the grandfather clock by the front door chimed once.’
    • ‘Looking to the antique grandfather clock in the hallway, I raised a brow.’
    • ‘Paul checked the time on the grandfather clock once he was seated.’
    • ‘Both farangs were then arrested after failing to agree which one of them should pay 9,000 baht for damage to a grandfather clock and a bar mirror.’
    • ‘Hannah looks over to the grandfather clock to confirm her thoughts.’
    • ‘There was a mesmerizing effect in the movements of the grandfather clock, as the second hand made its solemn path around the face.’
    • ‘The grandfather clock in the hall chimed the seven o'clock hour at his arrival.’
    • ‘The flapping of his wings had become an expected and comforting sound, like that of a pendulum of a grandfather clock.’
    • ‘Only one problem: his prize was a grandfather clock.’
    • ‘Silently gulping, the small oracle took tiny, fearful steps towards the old grandfather clock.’
    • ‘It even boasts a working grandfather clock no taller than your finger.’
    • ‘Since the clock was a grandfather clock it was cherry wood and shiny.’
    • ‘To my alarm, the man began to stride arrogantly towards me, spoon swinging in his fist like the pendulum of a grandfather clock.’
    • ‘All of a sudden Tim came out of a door near the grandfather clock.’
    • ‘A grandfather clock somewhere was chiming the hour, about fifteen minutes too early.’
    • ‘I remembered also seeing a grandfather clock in the Great Hall as well.’
    • ‘The hall was empty and silent, other than the monotonous ticking of the large grandfather clock across the hall.’
    • ‘The assassin looked up from his drink to the tall, wooden grandfather clock in a small corner of his room.’
    • ‘She led them into the living room, where a man of around sixty years was sitting, idly looking at a nearby grandfather clock.’
    • ‘I glance at the grandfather clock across the room about find its only 7 o'clock.’
    • ‘The grandfather clock started to chime and I was shocked to realize that it was only twelve o'clock.’
    • ‘A bell chimed from a grandfather clock in the corner of the room.’
    • ‘The grandfather clock in the corner struck eleven o clock and let out a deep bong sound.’
    • ‘I heard the bong of the grandfather clock at the other side of the house.’
    • ‘In honor of this distinction, dreamland received a grandfather clock.’
    • ‘Even in her own home, Angel could only hear the ticking of the grandfather clock downstairs in the hall.’
    • ‘He saw his sister smile as she looked at her wristwatch and messed with it as she glanced at the grandfather clock.’
    • ‘Suddenly the grandfather clock began to chime midnight behind her.’
    • ‘It was hot, sticky day in the French capital and the match began with the stately tempo of a grandfather clock's pendulum.’
    • ‘I was hurriedly winding our grandfather clock when, in my carelessness, the pendulum disconnected.’
    • ‘Alanis turned and surveyed the ancient grandfather clock in the corner.’
    • ‘The ticking of the big grandfather clock reverberated off the walls in the otherwise hushed environment.’
    • ‘The grandfather clock in the hallway strikes two and I realise with a sinking heart that it will be a good three hours before I manage to fall asleep.’
    • ‘The pendulum of the grandfather clock sways as the second hand moves seemingly unbearably slow.’
    • ‘He told his granddaughter that she had to wind his grandfather clock every day without fail, but he wouldn't give her a reason.’

Pronunciation:

grandfather clock

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