alarum

alarum

[uh-lar-uhm, uh-lahr-]
noun Archaic.
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alarum (əˈlærəm, -ˈlɑːr-, -ˈlɛər-)
 
n
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)
 
[C15: variant of alarm]

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alarum
obsolete and poetic spelling of alarm (q.v.).
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