Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “alarm” en inglés

alarm

noun uk   /əˈlɑːm/ us    /-lɑːrm/

alarm noun (WARNING)

[C] a warning of danger, usually a loud noise or flashing light: If there's any trouble, raise/sound the alarm by pulling the emergency cord. The first two bomb alerts were false alarms, but the third was for real.Threats and warnings B1 [C] a device that makes a loud noise to warn of danger: a burglar/car/fire/smoke alarmThreats and warnings A2 [C] an alarm clockWatches and clocks B1 [C] If an electronic device such as a watch or computer has an alarm, it can be set to make a noise at a particular time.Watches and clocks

alarm noun (WORRY)

C2 [U] sudden worry and fear, especially that something dangerous or unpleasant might happen: I didn't tell her that he was late because I didn't want to cause her any alarm. Villagers have reacted with alarm to news of a proposed new road.Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general wordsAnxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias

alarm

verb [T] uk   /əˈlɑːm/ us    /-lɑːrm/
C1 to make someone worried or frightened: I didn't want to alarm him by telling him that she was ill.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of alarm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de alarm
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “alarm” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

scrumpy

an alcoholic drink made from apples

Palabra del día

Blog

Lee nuestro blog sobre cómo funciona el inglés

Aprende más

Palabras nuevas

Encuentra palabras y significados que se emplean en inglés desde hace poco, y dinos qué piensas

Aprende más