Emoji dictionary

⏰ Alarm Clock emoji

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What does ⏰ Alarm Clock emoji mean?

The alarm clock emoji depicts an old fashioned alarm clock, sitting on two short legs with two clangers (yup, that’s a technical term) perched on top.

It’s used in posts of all kinds that relate to time, from sports to the change of the seasons.

Related words

⏱️ Stopwatch emoji, siren song, wake and bake, 😴 Sleeping Face emoji, woke

Where does ⏰ Alarm Clock emoji come from?


The alarm clock emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Most versions show a pretty old-school alarm clock, analog and everything. This was pre-phone alarm y’all.


Examples of ⏰ Alarm Clock emoji

Let the countdown begin ⏰ 😋
@XEmma04, October, 2018
Helping You Grow With Your Garden Save 💦 ⏰ 💰
@BIGGreenFarmers, October, 2018
Good night✨🌚⏰✨🙏🌠🌃⛺🎠
@Palm94609467, October, 2018

Who uses ⏰ Alarm Clock emoji?

Much like the stopwatch emoji, the alarm clock emoji is used in a number of ways to refer to time, clocks, watches, waiting, and even, apparently, publications with the word times in their title.

It’s used in meaningful posts about our time on this orb …

… and in posts about very important things like … coffee time!

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