Definition of fire alarm in English:

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fire alarm

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)r əˈˌlärm/


A device making a loud noise that gives warning of a fire.
Example sentences
  • This time the ringing noise wasn't the fire alarm, but the dinner bell.
  • That was when the idiots decided to test the fire alarm without the usual warning over the speakers.
  • One girl bolted to the fire alarm and pulled it, setting the siren wailing and then sprinting for the door.

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Syllabification: fire a·larm

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