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alarm clock

a clock with a bell or buzzer that can be set to sound at a particular time, as to awaken someone.
Origin of alarm clock
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for alarm clock
  • At dawn the beeping of your alarm clock drills relentlessly into your consciousness.
  • Her father redesigned his alarm clock to switch on their home's furnace before he got out of bed.
  • Nobody buys a new fridge or alarm clock every other year, because the feature sets of those product categories are mature.
  • Minuscule remote, no elaborate alarm clock, no fancy programming options.
  • Then somebody will turn it into a talking alarm clock.
  • Once the alarm clock buzzed, however, the meter started running.
  • Forget banging the top of your alarm clock to turn it off, shoot it with a video game light gun.
  • But it also plays web radio, has an alarm clock, and can even store tunes on its own built-in flash memory.
  • alarm clock functions and a backlit that doubles as a night light are convenient extras.
  • Some of these apps also include timers for setting alarms that are less jarring than the average alarm clock.
British Dictionary definitions for alarm clock

alarm clock

a clock with a mechanism that sounds at a set time: used esp for waking a person up
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