a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles.
Shortened form of ticket
To exhibit a tic; to undergo convulsive muscle movements.
a local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; -- called also spasmodic tic
A tic is a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups. Tics can be invisible to the observer, such as abdominal tensing or toe crunching. Common motor and phonic tics are, respectively, eye blinking and throat clearing. Tics must be distinguished from movements of other movement disorders such as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus; movements exhibited in stereotypic movement disorder or some people with autism; and the compulsions of obsessive-compulsive disorder and seizure activity.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tik, n. a convulsive motion of certain muscles, esp. of the face.—n. Tic′-doul′oureux, painful convulsive motion of a nerve, usually in the face. [Fr. tic, a twitching; cf. Low Ger. tukken, to twitch.]
The numerical value of TIC in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of TIC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Right now, the Russians are playing chess in the Arctic and our Administration still seems to think it’s tic-tac-toe.
You always know when Danny (D'Angelo) is coming. You hear him first (because of the Tic Tacs in his pocket) and then you smell him (because he uses way too much cologne!)
I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her, you know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.
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