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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A bell used to sound an alarm.

Usage examples (33)
  • The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.
  • That night the sound of the tocsin was again heard, mingling with the booming of cannon.
  • The tocsin is the signal for our people in the salient. "
  • Spring beats her tocsin call to those who love her, for more
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