still alarm


: a fire alarm transmitted (as by telephone call) without sounding the signal apparatus

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This was still alarming, even with the qualification, but at least the specter of the syringe had been banished. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 29 Apr. 2020 While the lack of pediatric deaths is reassuring, this rate of hospitalization should still alarm us. Rachel Pearson, The New Yorker, 24 Mar. 2020 While the situation may still alarm tourists, there are ways to protect yourself and still enjoy a getaway. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2019 Chicago firefighters started responding to the still alarm fire with reports of people trapped on all three floors of the building about 1:15 a.m., said fire department Battalion Chief James Russell. Hannah Leone,, 13 July 2018 For supporters of the recall campaign, the cases are still alarming examples of what Persky often, in their view, gets wrong. German Lopez, Vox, 5 June 2018 The president's pattern is predictable, but still alarming to the governing and policy-making class in Washington. Ali Vitali, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of still alarm was in 1875

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“Still alarm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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