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[lar-uh m] /ˈlær əm/
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  • Do you wind me like a larum, only to rouse my own stilled soul for your diversion?

  • She had a striking clock, another watch, and a "larum that does not strike."

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • We sung, hooped, hallowd, jubilled—set the cennell of hounds all in a larum.

  • The spry rattle had run on in the same vein of mimicry but for some larum in the antechamber.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Page 60, sixth line from bottom, for S. Bonaventura read the dem larum.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • larum here seems to be tautological, perhaps a scribal error.

    Genesis A Anonymous
  • If you hang back, we will raise such a 'larum about your ears that you shan't know that your wife's your own for a month to come!'

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
  • The 'larum given, A-sudden rose such hubbub and confusion As is made by belching earthquake.

  • Of these we read in Shakespeare's works—of the "'larum bell and of sweet bells jangled out of tune."

  • This morning about seven oclock we had a larum that the Regulars were gone to Concord.

British Dictionary definitions for larum


an archaic word for alarm
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