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Meaning of “false alarm” in the English Dictionary

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false alarmnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔls əˈlɑrm/
a ​warning or a ​signal of ​danger that is given but is ​unnecessary
(Definition of false alarm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “false alarm”
in Chinese (Simplified) 假警报, 虚惊…
in Turkish sahte alarm, yanlış uyarı…
in Russian ложная тревога…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假警報, 虛驚…
in Polish fałszywy alarm…
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