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Definition of "larum" [lar•um]

  • An alarm. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "larum" in a sentence
  • "His invention has not made so much noise and larum in the world as some others, which have an origin quite as humble and unromantic; but it is one to which we owe no small profit, and a great deal of pleasure; and, as such, we are bound to speak of it with all gratitude and respect."
  • "Our board was full of words like larum and girn and ghat and revet."
  • "The spry rattle had run on in the same vein of mimicry but for some larum in the antechamber."
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