Basic+ Word of the Day: countdown

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?

There are other meanings of countdown.
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