Definition of alarm clock in English:

alarm clock


  • A clock with a device that can be made to sound at the time set in advance, used to wake someone up.

    • ‘The sudden unexpected sound of the alarm clock woke Meg up and caused her to fall off her bed.’
    • ‘One bird had the same rhythm and sound as my alarm clock and kept waking me up.’
    • ‘However, what happened was the cat decided to be an alarm clock for me and woke me up at my usual time asking for food.’
    • ‘I am always afraid that one morning the alarm clock will ring and I will wake up and find I am in Kent.’
    • ‘And 61 per cent of York residents find it easier to wake up to an alarm clock than a radio.’
    • ‘Go to bed every night at the same time and wake up without an alarm clock at the same time every morning?’
    • ‘As the alarm clock had also woken her, I decided that I should share the details of my dream with her.’
    • ‘She wanted it to go on longer, but they were interrupted by the sound of her alarm clock.’
    • ‘The next morning I woke up to my alarm clock, excited to see what my hair looked like.’
    • ‘The trusty alarm clock could wake you at any time with only the day's News that you want to hear.’
    • ‘The alarm clock woke me up with an ear piercing ring and a few ascending beeps.’
    • ‘This type of fellow does not care for tourists, takes his coffee black and wakes each morning in the dark without an alarm clock.’
    • ‘He had an alarm clock on a shelf just above his device that has been beeping for the past hour or so.’
    • ‘My alarm clock woke me up at eight, so I had time to take a shower and wake up quietly.’
    • ‘He yells to make himself heard over the sounds of the despicable alarm clock.’
    • ‘I woke to hear my alarm clock shrilling at me and after shutting it off I went to have a shower and put some make up on.’
    • ‘It rained so hard last night that it woke me up - not bad considering even my alarm clock rarely wakes me.’
    • ‘I woke up to my alarm clock buzzing in my ear, it took me a few minutes to realize where I was.’
    • ‘When my alarm clock began ringing for me to wake up, I shut it off, and got out of bed.’
    • ‘I slept through the alarm clock and was woken by hammering on the door.’


alarm clock

/əˈlärm ˌkläk/