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a·larm

alarm

 
 
pronunciation:
larm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: sudden fear caused by possible danger.
The report of a tornado filled us with alarm.
synonyms:
apprehension, dismay, fear, horror, terror
antonyms:
calmness, composure
similar words:
anxiety, discomfort, distress, dread, fright, panic, scare
definition 2: a bell, buzzer, or siren that warns of some danger.
Smoke from the toaster set off the fire alarm.
synonyms:
signal, siren, whistle
similar words:
alert, bell, horn, SOS, warning
definition 3: the bell or buzzer of an alarm clock.
I didn't hear my clock's alarm this morning.
synonyms:
bell, buzzer, horn, siren, whistle
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: alarms, alarming, alarmed
definition: to make afraid.
The dog's bark alarmed him.
synonyms:
frighten, scare, startle
antonyms:
assure, calm, reassure, relieve
similar words:
appall, distress, disturb, shock, surprise, terrify
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