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fire alarm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Household
fire alarmˈfire aˌlarm ●●○ noun [countable]  TBBDHa piece of equipment that makes a loud noise to warn people of a fire in a building We were in the middle of an exam when the fire alarm went off. Someone set off the fire alarm.
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fire alarmIt sounds like a fire alarm and enters my ears like a keening mosquito that I can not reach.He was already in bed when he heard the hotel fire alarm go off.He came up with the electric clock, a form of fire alarm, a railway signal and a loudspeaker.Sounding of fire alarm. 2.The entire house lights up when a burglar or fire alarm is triggered.In the middle of the night, the fire alarm sounds, and we awaken.The fire alarm went off that evening - Tuesday, November 24.fire alarm went offThe fire alarm went off that evening - Tuesday, November 24.
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