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

See all translations

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.B1 [C] a device that makes a loud noise to warn of danger: a burglar/car/fire/smoke alarmA2 [C] an alarm clock 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.
More examples

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.
More examples

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.
(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

advent calendar

a decorative piece of card, often hung on the wall, that has a small opening with a door for each of the days of the month before Christmas. Children open one of these doors each day, finding a picture under it.

Palabra del día

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Aprende más 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Aprende más