transcription, транскрипция: [ əlɑ:(r)m ]
( alarms, alarming, alarmed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Alarm is a feeling of fear or anxiety that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen.
The news was greeted with alarm by MPs...
N-UNCOUNT : oft with/in N , N over/about n
If something alarms you, it makes you afraid or anxious that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen.
We could not see what had alarmed him.
VERB : V n
An alarm is an automatic device that warns you of danger, for example by ringing a bell.
He heard the alarm go off.
An alarm is the same as an alarm clock .
see also alarming , alarmed , burglar alarm , car alarm , false alarm , fire alarm , smoke alarm
If you say that something sets alarm bells ringing, you mean that it makes people feel worried or concerned about something.
PHRASE : N inflects
If you raise the alarm or sound the alarm , you warn people of danger.
His family raised the alarm when he had not come home by 9pm.
PHRASE : V inflects