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noun. ['ˈkaʊntˌdaʊn'] counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle).
- fall back
- unearned run
- earned run
- count (English)
- counten (Middle English (1100-1500))
- down (English)
- doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
Rhymes with Countdown
How do you pronounce countdown?
Pronounce countdown as ˈkaʊntˌdaʊn.
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Sentences with countdown
1. Noun, singular or mass
Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with a winter wonderland of pretty paper.
It has five basic modes: countdown timer, stopwatch, data recall, alarm and time.
Quotes about countdown
1. My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my 'Top Ten' friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.
- Julie Burchill