alarm bell

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alarm bell - the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)alarm bell - the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)
alarum, warning signal, alarm, alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
References in classic literature ?
There was little to be made out, in the mist and darkness; but the loud shouting of men vibrated through the air, and the barking of the neighbouring dogs, roused by the sound of the alarm bell, resounded in every direction.
I SEE that Theresa May, the Home Secretary, rang the alarm bell when she saw the immigrant iceberg dead ahead.
Tenders are invited for Moei And Fans I/C Changeover Feeder Pillar, Security Light, Alarm Bell System At Rcr Complex, New Delhi.
She sounded the alarm bell after opening the Diabetes Update Symposium.
Yesterday's Back Page Headline: BATES: ALARM BELL IS RINGING WHEN my alarm bell rings, I wake up and smell the coffee.
Environmental groups said the ice melt was another alarm bell warning of global warming.
I am ringing the alarm bell, not raising the white flag.
If letters are asking for money that should be the first alarm bell, then if it seems to pay out large sums of money that should be the second alarm bell.
Dog's Best Friend is in many ways an alarm bell for animal welfare.
Montgomeryshire MP Lembit Opik, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, and chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Astronomy and Space Environment Group, said the event, in California, should be an alarm bell to anyone who still believed the asteroid threat was science fiction.
I don't want to ring the alarm bell too loudly, but I do think we have to start ringing it.
For those persons with impaired hearing, a system of warning lights and vibrator pads in their bunks is linked to the alarm bell circuit.