How to Pronounce Tics?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Tics" is [tˈɪks], [tˈɪks], [t_ˈɪ_k_s].

"Tics" in context

Tics are sudden and brief movements or vocalizations. The most common type of tics are motor tics, like facial twitching, sniffing and grimacing. Vocal tics are also common, like throat clearing, barking, grunting and shouting. Tics can be simple or complex. Simple motor tics involve a single muscle group and can last less than a second. Complex motor tics are multiple muscle groups, such as hopping, jumping, and touching objects. Vocal tics, such as repeating one's own words or phrases or repeating someone else's words or phrases, are also considered complex.


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