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 Needs: Clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, alarm clocks, blankets, twin sheets, full sheets, pillows, towel sets, cosmetics, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, solid deodorant, body lotion and body wash. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Arresting people for sleeping outside is 'cruel,' U.S. Supreme Court affirms," 24 Dec. 2019 Somewhere in between a tablet, an Echo Dot, and a smart alarm clock, the Echo Show is slightly less portable than your average smart device but just as adaptable. Mark Schiffer, USA TODAY, "15 gifts on everyone’s Amazon wish list this year," 23 Oct. 2019 Give yourself a reprieve from the beeping of your phone or alarm clock by getting your Sonos system to wake you up instead. David Nield, Popular Science, "Seven of our best tips for your Sonos system," 20 Jan. 2020 The moment your blaring alarm clock goes off, jarring you out of a peaceful sleep. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "22 things you need if you're always stressed," 15 Nov. 2019 One Full Focuser positions his alarm clock in the shower to prevent hitting the snooze button and to jump-start his ritual. Emily Baumgaertner, Los Angeles Times, "My New Year’s resolution to be more organized turned into a methodical nightmare," 1 Jan. 2020 Casper has made headlines recently for everything from their pillows, to their new alarm clock light, the Casper Glow. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About The Casper Wave Mattress," 11 Feb. 2019 Swalwell has been up for hours and already gotten in a run — his 2-year-old son woke him up at 5 a.m., negating the need for any alarm clock. Tal Kopan,, "Trump’s impeachment is former prosecutor Eric Swalwell’s biggest case yet," 24 Nov. 2019 The kids set their own alarm clocks and got off to school. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Mom of six fought terminal breast cancer to live for her kids. They started living for her," 25 Oct. 2019

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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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14 Feb 2020

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“Alarm clock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of alarm clock

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

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Kids Definition of alarm clock

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

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