Alarum - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈlærʌm|  American pronunciation of the word alarum
Brit.  |əˈlɑːrəm|  British pronunciation of the word alarum

noun

- an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger (syn: alarm, alert)

Examples

The alarm went off when he opened the door.

The whole town heard the alarm.

She set the alarm for six o'clock.

The alarm went off at six o'clock.

The rumors caused widespread alarm and concern.

His parents have expressed alarm about his safety.

The new developments are being viewed with alarm.

She looked around in alarm when she heard the noise.

The dog's barking gave the alarm and the intruders were caught.

A passerby saw the intruders and raised the alarm.

I didn't mean to alarm you.

The rapid spread of the disease has alarmed many people.

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