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alarum

[uh-lar-uh m, uh-lahr-] /əˈlær əm, əˈlɑr-/
noun, Archaic.
1.
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alarum

/əˈlærəm; -ˈlɑːr-; -ˈlɛər-/
noun
1.
(archaic) an alarm, esp a call to arms
2.
(used as a stage direction, esp in Elizabethan drama) a loud disturbance or conflict (esp in the phrase alarums and excursions)
Word Origin
C15: variant of alarm
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Word Origin and History for alarum
n.

obsolete and poetic spelling of alarm (n.).

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