snooze button


Definition of snooze button

: a button on an alarm clock that stops and resets the alarm for a short time later to allow for more rest

called also snooze alarm

Examples of snooze button in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web JON PARELES Seems to me like the Grammys just hit the snooze button and rolled over. Ben Sisario, New York Times, "Grammys Snubs and Surprises: The Weeknd, Luke Combs and BTS," 24 Nov. 2020 The clock, which is kryptonite to people who abuse the snooze button, starts at $39.99 (receive 20% off by enrolling in emails). oregonlive, "Daylight saving time 2020: Upgrade your clock to a modern classic or one that makes snooze abusers chase it," 31 Oct. 2020 Plus, its metal frame is durable enough to take any amount of pounding on your alarm clock’s snooze button. CNN Underscored, "Maximize small rooms with Bed Bath & Beyond’s space-saving products," 10 July 2020 Reuters/stringer Students of California, go ahead: Hit that snooze button. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "California’s new law bans schools from starting before 8am," 14 Oct. 2019 The following apps for Android and iOS can prevent you from endlessly hitting the snooze button on your alarm, or wake you up gently at a time that suits your body. David Nield, Popular Science, "7 alarm apps that will actually wake you up," 25 Sep. 2019 The United States and Europe have stopped hitting the snooze button. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Mass testing, school closings, lockdowns: Countries pick tactics in ‘war’ against coronavirus," 18 Mar. 2020 The Buckeyes still put up 35 points in the first half before hitting the snooze button and winning 56-21. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten football power rankings: Michigan football is on the rise," 18 Nov. 2019 The Blazers don’t have the luxury of hitting the snooze button, either. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Without Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers to lean on depth, versatility — and not the free agent market," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of snooze button

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snooze button was in 1956

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6 Dec 2020

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“Snooze button.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of snooze button

chiefly US : a button on an alarm clock that stops the alarm from making noise for a short time so that the sleeper can rest for a few more minutes

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