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A hollow object, usually cuplike, made of metal or other hard material which rings when struck, as by a clapper inside
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  1. A hollow object, usually cuplike, made of metal or other hard material which rings when struck, as by a clapper inside
  2. A hollow, usually inverted vessel, such as one used for diving deep below the surface of a body of water.
  3. (US, Canada) a telephone utility; a Baby Bell.
(Greek Mythology) One of a group of sea nymphs who by their sweet singing lured mariners to destruction on the rocks surrounding their island.
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  1. (Greek Mythology) One of a group of sea nymphs who by their sweet singing lured mariners to destruction on the rocks surrounding their island.
  2. An electronic device producing a similar sound as a signal or warning:
  3. An acoustical device in which steam or air is driven against a rotating, perforated disk so as to produce sound; specif., such a device producing a loud, often wailing sound, used esp. as a warning signal
Anything that protrudes naturally from the head of an animal, as one of the tentacles of a snail, a tuft of feathers on certain birds, etc.
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  1. Anything that protrudes naturally from the head of an animal, as one of the tentacles of a snail, a tuft of feathers on certain birds, etc.
  2. A hard growth that looks like a horn, such as an antler or a growth on the head of a giraffe or rhinoceros. Unlike true horns, antlers are shed yearly and have a velvety covering, and the horns of a rhinoceros are made not of bone but of hairy skin fused with keratin.
  3. A device with a kind of blaring sound for signaling or warning
(Football) Code words, numbers, etc. called out, esp. by the quarterback, to indicate which play or defense to use next
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  1. (Football) Code words, numbers, etc. called out, esp. by the quarterback, to indicate which play or defense to use next
  2. In radio, television, cell phones, etc., the electrical impulses, sound or picture elements, etc. transmitted or received
  3. A sign given by gesture, sound or call, flashing light, etc.
An alarm or other signal sounded by a bell or bells, especially with reference to France.
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  1. An alarm or other signal sounded by a bell or bells, especially with reference to France.
  2. Any alarm, or sound of warning
  3. A bell used to sound an alarm.
An electrical device that makes a buzzing sound as a signal
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  1. An electrical device that makes a buzzing sound as a signal
  2. One who, or that which, buzzes; an insect that buzzes.
  3. (US slang) A police badge.
A pager that beeps or vibrates to alert the person carrying it that someone is trying to make contact by telephone.
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  1. A pager that beeps or vibrates to alert the person carrying it that someone is trying to make contact by telephone.
  2. One that beeps.
  3. Something that makes a beeping sound, especially a simple computer speaker.
A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
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  1. A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
  2. Need or occasion:
  3. Roll call
A clock that can be set to ring, buzz, or flash a light at any particular time, as to awaken a person
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  1. A clock that can be set to ring, buzz, or flash a light at any particular time, as to awaken a person
A warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
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  1. A warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary
  2. A loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm
A device, such as a siren, used in announcing the outbreak of a fire.
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  1. A device, such as a siren, used in announcing the outbreak of a fire.
  2. The signal, especially the noise, produced by such a device.
  3. A bell, siren, whistle, flashing light, etc. to give this signal
A loud, strident voice
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  1. A loud, strident voice
  2. A horn on a ship, lighthouse, buoy, etc. sounded as a warning during a fog
  3. (Nautical) A horn for sounding warning signals in fog or darkness, used especially on ships, buoys, and coastal installations.
A rimmed metal disk that produces a loud, sonorous tone when struck with a padded mallet.
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  1. A rimmed metal disk that produces a loud, sonorous tone when struck with a padded mallet.
  2. A usually saucer-shaped bell that is struck with a mechanically operated hammer.
  3. A slightly convex metallic disk that gives a loud, resonant tone when struck: used as a signal, percussion instrument, etc.
A clear, shrill sound made by whistling or blowing a whistle
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  1. A clear, shrill sound made by whistling or blowing a whistle
  2. A small wind instrument for making whistling sounds by means of the breath.
  3. A sound produced by a whistling device or by whistling through the lips.
A sound produced by this instrument.
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  1. A sound produced by this instrument.
  2. A set of drums and cymbals played by one person in a jazz, rock, or dance band
  3. Something resembling a drum in shape or structure, especially a barrellike metal container or a metal cylinder wound with cable, wire, or heavy rope.
A sound like that of a trumpet; specif., the reverberating call of an elephant
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  1. A sound like that of a trumpet; specif., the reverberating call of an elephant
  2. A trumpet-toned organ stop
  3. A resounding call, as that of the elephant.
An international signal used by a distressed ship or aircraft to request help.
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  1. An international signal used by a distressed ship or aircraft to request help.
The letters that are represented by the Morse code signal · · · – – – · · ·, used as an international distress signal, especially by ships and aircraft.
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  1. The letters that are represented by the Morse code signal · · · – – – · · ·, used as an international distress signal, especially by ships and aircraft.
  2. A call or signal for help.
The international radiotelephone signal for help, used by ships and aircraft in distress
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  1. The international radiotelephone signal for help, used by ships and aircraft in distress
Any danger or warning signal; specif., a red lamp, flare, etc.
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  1. Any danger or warning signal; specif., a red lamp, flare, etc.
  2. (Informal) A command to stop.
  3. A red signal on a traffic light, indicating that a vehicle should come to a full stop
A loud shout or cry of scorn or disapproval
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  1. A loud shout or cry of scorn or disapproval
  2. A sound suggesting the cry of an owl, especially the sound of a horn.
  3. (US, slang) A fun event or person. (See hootenanny)
(Slang) A highly exciting or pleasurable experience or event, such as a big party.
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  1. (Slang) A highly exciting or pleasurable experience or event, such as a big party.
  2. A powerful hit, blow, or shot.
  3. A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air:
A loud cry.
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  1. A loud cry.
  2. (Austral., N.Z., Informal) One's turn to buy a round of drinks, etc.
  3. A loud cry or call
(Figuratively, usually in plural) A sudden awareness of danger.
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  1. (Figuratively, usually in plural) A sudden awareness of danger.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see alarm,‎ bell.
  3. A bell which is rung to indicate a pre-arranged time, especially to mark a desired moment for waking up, performing a specific action etc.
A cry uttered by combatants as they attack; a battle cry.
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  1. A cry uttered by combatants as they attack; a battle cry.
  2. A phrase or slogan adopted by a party in any conflict, contest, election, etc.
  3. A phrase or slogan used to rally people to a cause.
The loud outcry formerly used in such a pursuit.
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  1. The loud outcry formerly used in such a pursuit.
  2. (By extension) A loud and persistent public clamour; especially one of protest or making some demand.
  3. The pursuit of a felon announced with loud shouts to alert others who were then legally obliged to give chase.
Popular report; rumor; rallying call or battle cry; watchword
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  1. Popular report; rumor; rallying call or battle cry; watchword
  2. The characteristic call or utterance of an animal.
  3. A loud exclamation; a shout or call.
A long, shrill cry or sound
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  1. A long, shrill cry or sound
  2. A high-pitched sound, as a scream of a child, or noisy worn-down brake pads.
  3. A loud, shrill cry or sound:
A phrase to be shouted.
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  1. A phrase to be shouted.
  2. A loud outcry or shout; shriek; scream
  3. A loud cry; a shout.
A long, loud, piercing cry or sound.
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  1. A long, loud, piercing cry or sound.
  2. Any shrill, piercing sound
  3. (Informal) A person or thing considered hilariously funny
A siren that makes a very loud alarm sound to warn the population of an upcoming danger; usually an air raid or a tornado.
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  1. A siren that makes a very loud alarm sound to warn the population of an upcoming danger; usually an air raid or a tornado.
An emergency button which, when pressed, alerts authorities of danger or triggers an alarm system.
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  1. An emergency button which, when pressed, alerts authorities of danger or triggers an alarm system.
  2. A signal for a hasty emotional response to an emergency:
A reason for dread or apprehension:
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  1. A reason for dread or apprehension:
  2. A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
  3. A cause for fear; possibility; chance
A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
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  1. A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
  2. Fear mixed with awe or reverence
  3. Profound fear; terror:
(Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
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  1. (Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
  2. Sudden intense fear, as of something immediately threatening.
  3. Sudden fear or terror; alarm
A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
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  1. A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
  2. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
  3. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
A signal that warns of attack or danger:
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  1. A signal that warns of attack or danger:
  2. A condition or period of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action:
  3. A notice or reminder about some pressing matter or important information
Something, such as a letter, by which notice is given.
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  1. Something, such as a letter, by which notice is given.
  2. (Countable) A specific piece of information that serves to notify.
  3. The letter, form, etc. used to convey such a notice
A warning or admonishment, especially to take heed:
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  1. A warning or admonishment, especially to take heed:
  2. A word, sign, etc. by which warning is given
  3. Close attention or vigilance to minimize risk:
To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
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  1. To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
  2. To drive or force by arousing fear:
  3. To become afraid:
To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
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  1. To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
  2. To become frightened:
  3. To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
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  1. To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
  2. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid:
  3. To drive or force by arousing fear:
(Archaic) Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror
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  1. (Archaic) Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror
  2. A cause of terror.
The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
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  1. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
  2. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  3. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
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  1. A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
  2. Fear mixed with awe or reverence
  3. Profound fear; terror:
A state or condition marked by this feeling:
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  1. A state or condition marked by this feeling:
  2. A cause for fear; possibility; chance
  3. A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
The quality of being fearful
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(Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
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  1. (Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
  2. Sudden intense fear, as of something immediately threatening.
  3. Sudden fear or terror; alarm
The condition of being greatly afraid or in a panic
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  1. The condition of being greatly afraid or in a panic
  2. A strong, usually unpleasant smell; reek.
  3. A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bassline.
A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
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  1. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
  2. The strong feeling caused by something frightful or shocking; shuddering fear and disgust; terror and repugnance
  3. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear.
A sudden, overpowering feeling of fear, often affecting many people at once.
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  1. A sudden, overpowering feeling of fear, often affecting many people at once.
  2. A widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
  3. A sudden, unreasoning, hysterical fear, often spreading quickly
One that instills intense fear:
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  1. One that instills intense fear:
  2. (Informal) An annoying person or thing, especially an ill-mannered or disruptive child.
  3. Intense, overpowering fear.
A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
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  1. A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
  2. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
  3. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
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  1. Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
A call to arms.
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  1. A call to arms.
  2. A warning or alarm, especially a call to arms.
  3. A danger signal or warning.
A condition or period of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action:
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  1. A condition or period of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action:
  2. A notice or reminder about some pressing matter or important information
  3. A warning signal as of an expected air raid; alarm
A bell used to sound an alarm.
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  1. A bell used to sound an alarm.
  2. Any alarm, or sound of warning
  3. A warning; an omen.
The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.
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  1. The action of the verb warn; an instance of warning someone.
  2. A statement telling of or an indication providing evidence of impending danger, difficulty, or misfortune:
  3. A cautionary or deterrent example:
To arouse fear in; terrify:
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  1. To arouse fear in; terrify:
  2. (Archaic) To frighten; terrify
To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
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  1. To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
  2. To drive or force by arousing fear:
  3. To become afraid:
(Slang) To convulse (a listener, audience, etc.) with laughter, delight, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To convulse (a listener, audience, etc.) with laughter, delight, etc.
  2. To give way to or show panic
  3. To affect with panic
To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
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  1. To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
  2. To become frightened, esp. suddenly
  3. To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
To create a design on the skin by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
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  1. To create a design on the skin by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
  2. To frighten
  3. To scare.
To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
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  1. To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
  2. To become alarmed, frightened, or surprised.
  3. To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
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  1. To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
  2. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid:
  3. To drive or force by arousing fear:
To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
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  1. To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
  2. To coerce, make submit, etc. by filling with terror, as by the use or threat of violence
  3. To coerce or intimidate by causing fear.
(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
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  1. (Archaic) To frighten; terrify
To inform or remind, by way of a warning
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  1. To inform or remind, by way of a warning
  2. To counsel (another) against something to be avoided or warn (that something is dangerous):
  3. To caution against specific faults; warn
To notify of approaching danger or action; warn:
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  1. To notify of approaching danger or action; warn:
  2. To inform or make aware of
  3. To give warning to.
To give a warning or admonishment:
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  1. To give a warning or admonishment:
  2. To warn or admonish:
  3. To urge to be cautious; warn; admonish
To warn in advance.
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  1. To warn in advance.
  2. To warn beforehand
To caution about certain acts; admonish
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  1. To caution about certain acts; admonish
  2. To notify or make aware in advance of something, especially of possible danger or misfortune:
  3. To tell (a person) of a danger, coming evil, misfortune, etc.; put on guard; caution
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