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Definition 1: an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for alarum in the sense of this definition

(alarum is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

(... is a kind of alarum ) a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead

(... is a kind of alarum ) a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound

(... is a kind of alarum ) a flag that serves as a warning signal

"we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"

(... is a kind of alarum ) a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning

(... is a kind of alarum ) a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships

(... is a kind of alarum ) a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out

(... is a kind of alarum ) a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm

"they could hear the burglar alarm a mile away"

(... is a kind of alarum ) the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack

(... is a kind of alarum ) the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)

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