Greenwich Time Signal love

Greenwich Time Signal


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK A time signal transmitted on radio by the BBC every hour and consisting of five short beeps followed by a longer one, with the longer one coinciding with the start of the hour.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Greenwich Time Signal.


  • Thursday - 5th February 1924: The Greenwich Time Signal pips are broadcast on BBC Radio for the first time.

    Londonist 2009

  • What will happen to the Greenwich Time Signal when analogue radio is switched off?

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2009


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.