Definition of alarm bell in English:

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alarm bell

Pronunciation: /əˈlärm bel/

noun

A bell rung as a warning of danger: the alarm bell rang out figurative the proposal has set alarm bells ringing
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  • For example, a chocolate bar wedged to prevent an alarm bell from ringing; rows of old armchairs lined up by a bus stop; an abandoned sofa with cigarette burns; a huge can of peas used as a makeshift doorstop.
  • That word ‘intrepid’ is ringing like an alarm bell.
  • In the space of just 15 minutes - between the alarm bell ringing and the caretaker arriving - the children were able to turn the nursery into a disaster zone.
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