Definition of AMBER Alert in English:

AMBER Alert

(also Amber Alert)

noun

trademark
  • An emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing person (usually a child), by media broadcasting or electronic roadway signs.

    ‘our state's AMBER Alert became operational last September’
    • ‘Overuse of AMBER Alert could result in the public becoming desensitized to Alerts when they are issued.’
    • ‘The following questionnaire may be used to verify that the criteria for the AMBER Alert have been met.’
    • ‘The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.’

Origin

Acronym from America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, named after Amber Hagerman, a child kidnapped in Texas in 1996.

Pronunciation:

AMBER Alert

/ˈambər əˌlərt/