countdown (noun) LISTEN
A countdown is the backward counting from a starting point to an ending point.
- It's traditional to count the last ten seconds together in the countdown to the new year.
- We witnessed the countdown as the rocket was launched.
Did you know?
New York is famous for its new year’s celebrations. On the roof of the Times Square building there’s a ball which drops on the countdown to New Year. This is known as The New Year’s Ball Drop. Watch it here:
In pop culture
We’re sure you know Europe’s song “The Final Countdown.” Where are they leaving and where are they going?