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View synonyms for alarum

alarum

[ uh-lar-uhm, uh-lahr- ]

noun

, Archaic.
  1. an archaic variant of alarm.


alarum

/ -ˈlɛər-; -ˈlɑːr-; əˈlærəm /

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 )


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Word History and Origins

Origin of alarum1

C15: variant of alarm
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Example Sentences

When the town bell rings the alarum members of the Gild are to go to the help of the Bailiffs only.

Suddenly the sharp wild clangor of the great alarum-bell of Famagosta crashed through the silence.

This will specially be the case when the alarum spring is long and fully wound.

At moonrise, however, Grunter woke, punctual as an alarum clock.

Mrs. Pryor was, when once unwound, like an alarum, obliged to run off.

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