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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alarm clock was in 1662

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“Alarm clock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

alarm clock

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

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