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alarm clock

noun [C] uk   ( also alarm) us  
A2 a clock that you can set to wake you up at a particular time with a loud noise: My alarm clock went off at 7.30. I've set the alarm for 7.30.
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in Korean 알람 시계…
in Arabic مُنبِّه…
in Portuguese despertador…
in Catalan despertador…
in Japanese 目覚まし時計…
in Italian sveglia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鬧鐘…
in Russian будильник…
in Turkish alarmı olan çalar saat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闹钟…
in Polish budzik…
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