alarum

[ uh-lar-uh m, uh-lahr- ]
/ əˈlær əm, əˈlɑr- /

noun Archaic.

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alarum

/ (əˈlærəm, -ˈlɑːr-, -ˈlɛər-) /

noun

archaic an alarm, esp a call to arms
(used as a stage direction, esp in Elizabethan drama) a loud disturbance or conflict (esp in the phrase alarums and excursions)

Word Origin for alarum

C15: variant of alarm
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alarum


n.

obsolete and poetic spelling of alarm (n.).

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