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tocsin

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1 an object intended to give public notice or warning
  • the tocsin rang out, warning us of the approaching tornado

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2 something that tells of approaching danger or risk
  • noted that a sudden drop in a student's grades may be a tocsin of a serious personal problem

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  • all clear
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“Tocsin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tocsin. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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