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 The family has no interest in hitting the snooze button on a team that could add a single-season-record 12th win Saturday. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Dec. 2021 Then the covid-19 crisis hit and propelled the recall effort to oust him from office — and the wake-up call was met with a slap of the snooze button. Angela Hart And Samantha Young, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Oct. 2021 There is no better feeling than hitting the snooze button on your phone or alarm clock and getting approximately nine luxurious minutes to doze. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2021 Cut out screen time at least 30 minutes before bed, and quit with the snooze button, which just interrupts the flow of natural... Wsj Noted., WSJ, 10 Sep. 2021 Put your alarm away from the bed: To prevent the temptation of hitting that snooze button, power nappers should set their alarm away from the bed to physically get up and turn it off, advises Harris. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2021 Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of when the world woke from its latest hit of the snooze button. Star Tribune, 25 May 2021 Read on for Glamour's 15 best bed sheets of 2021, and prepare your snooze button for attack. Erin Parker, Glamour, 2 Mar. 2021 This Travelwey alarm clock reminded us of a classic childhood alarm clock, with the bright red numbers and huge snooze button at the top. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, 19 Feb. 2021

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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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7 Dec 2021

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“Snooze button.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of snooze button

: 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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