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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-round stressed th ee klok]
    • /əˈraʊnd stressed ði klɒk/
    • /əˈraʊnd ðə klɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-round stressed th ee klok]
    • /əˈraʊnd stressed ði klɒk/

Definitions of around-the-clock word

  • noun around-the-clock all day and all night 3
  • adjective around-the-clock round-the-clock 3
  • noun around-the-clock day and night without stopping 3
  • adjective around-the-clock continuing without pause or interruption: an around-the-clock guard on the prisoner. 1
  • adjective around-the-clock All day and night; all of the time. 0

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Origin of around-the-clock

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Around-the-clock


around-the-clock popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for around-the-clock

adj around-the-clock

  • round-the-clock — around-the-clock.
  • perpetual — continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
  • continuous — A continuous process or event continues for a period of time without stopping.
  • never-ending — having or likely to have no end: never-ending worry.
  • unending — a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season.

Antonyms for around-the-clock

adj around-the-clock

  • transient — not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
  • completed — having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain's writings.
  • discontinuous — not continuous; broken; interrupted; intermittent: a discontinuous chain of mountains; a discontinuous argument.
  • halting — Archaic. lame; limping.
  • intermittent — stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again: an intermittent pain.

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