Definition of Alarm bell

1. Noun. The sound of an alarm (usually a bell).

Exact synonyms: Tocsin
Generic synonyms: Alarm, Alarum, Alert, Warning Signal

Definition of Alarm bell

1. Noun. (&lit alarm bell) ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively usually in plural) A sudden awareness of danger. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alarm Bell

alar artery of nose
alar canal
alar canals
alar chest
alar folds
alar foramen
alar foramens
alar lamina of neural tube
alar ligaments
alar part of nasalis muscle
alar plate of neural tube
alar process
alar spine
alarm bell (current term)
alarm clock
alarm clocks
alarm reaction
alarm substance
alarm system
alarm systems

Literary usage of Alarm bell

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1. Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionary by James Curtis Hepburn (1873)
"An alarm bell, fire-bell. HATSU, n. A numeral used in counting the discharge of guns. Ippatsu, one discharge, or one gun. Ni hatsu suru, to fire two guns. ..."

2. The Italian Novelists: From the Earliest Period Down to the Close of the by Thomas Roscoe (1836)
"CONCERNING AN ALARM-BELL INSTITUTED IN THE TIME OT KING GIOVANNI. IN the reign of King Giovanni d'Atri, there was ordered to be erected a certain great bell ..."

3. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1878)
"This rings the alarm-bell, and 188. 169. moves the index, which signifies the depth. As the water falls the float rewinds the spring. ..."

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