alarm clock


Definition of alarm clock

: a clock that can be set to sound an alarm at a desired time

Examples of alarm clock in a Sentence

She set the alarm clock for six o'clock. The alarm clock went off at six o'clock.
Recent Examples on the Web Although the researchers demonstrated that their battery could power an alarm clock, disposable paper batteries are unlikely to replace standard AAs on store shelves. Anna Blaustein, Scientific American, 29 July 2022 Others would just like to spend more time with their family and not have to wake up to an alarm clock every day. Erik Carter, Forbes, 5 July 2022 And of course, the $149 price tag is quite the investment for an alarm clock. Jake Smith, Glamour, 22 June 2022 Many people dread the blaring sound of an alarm clock, signaling the start of a busy workday. Alexa Mikhail, CNN, 14 June 2022 Years later, Sue started seeing wavy lines on her alarm clock and computer. Forbes, 5 July 2022 The opening to the ABC comedy’s series finale began much in the same way the pilot did in 2014, with Dre waking up to his iPhone alarm clock, and narrating a bit about his state of mind. Michael Schneider, Variety, 27 June 2022 Darvish entered the game with a 1.37 ERA and .145 batting average by opponents in San Diego and 7.91 ERA and .313 clip when the travel alarm clock sounds. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2022 This is more than just a Bluetooth speaker and alarm clock. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of alarm clock

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alarm clock was in 1662

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15 Aug 2022

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