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alarm clocknoun [C]

uk   /əˈlɑːm ˌklɒk/  us   /əˈlɑːrm ˌklɑːk/ (also alarm)
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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alarm clocknoun [C]

 us   /əˈlɑrm ˌklɑk/
a clock that you can set to make a noise at a particular time, esp. to wake you from sleep
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Translations of “alarm clock”
in Arabic مُنبِّه…
in Korean 알람 시계…
in Portuguese despertador…
in Catalan despertador…
in Japanese 目覚まし時計…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闹钟…
in Turkish alarmı olan çalar saat…
in Russian будильник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鬧鐘…
in Italian sveglia…
in Polish budzik…
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