alarum

[uh-lar-uh m, uh-lahr-]
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Related Words for alarum

bell, siren, warning, signal, alert

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British Dictionary definitions for alarum

alarum

noun
  1. archaic an alarm, esp a call to arms
  2. (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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Word Origin and History for alarum
n.

obsolete and poetic spelling of alarm (n.).

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