Definition of Tocsin

1. Noun. The sound of an alarm (usually a bell).

Exact synonyms: Alarm Bell
Generic synonyms: Alarm, Alarum, Alert, Warning Signal



2. Noun. A bell used to sound an alarm.
Exact synonyms: Warning Bell
Generic synonyms: Bell

Definition of Tocsin

1. n. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.

Definition of Tocsin

1. Noun. An alarm or other signal sounded by a bell or bells, especially with reference to France. ¹

2. Noun. A bell used to sound an alarm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tocsin

1. an alarm sounded on a bell [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tocsin

tocopherol
tocopherol cyclase
tocopherolquinone
tocopherols
tocopheryl
tocopherylquinone
tocopheryls
tocophobia
tocoquinone
tocororo
tocororos
tocos
tocotrienol
tocotrienolquinone
tocs
tocsin (current term)
tocsins
tocus
tod
todah rabah
todash
today
today's
today is a good day to die
today we are all
todaye
todays
todde
todded
toddes

Literary usage of Tocsin

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1. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"The Day of the \ Olh of August— tocsin sounded early in Ute Morning. ... Early on the morning of the 10th of August, the tocsin rung out its alarm peal over ..."

2. The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1857)
"Cht Day of the 10th of August—tocsin sounded early in the ... Early on the morning of the 10th of August, the tocsin rung out its alarm peal over Die ..."

3. History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC by Archibald Alison (1853)
"Did we not suspend the king amidst the clang of the tocsin on the 10th August? Robespierre, doubtless, knew nothing of these things, for he prudently hid ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... of an age far beyond that prescribed by the laws of the land for involuntary service, at the first tocsin of war he enlisted in the ranks, and fought as ..."

5. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1848)
"... Bailiwicks pillaged—The Monastery of Cappel—Letter—Infatuation of Zurich—New Warnings—The War begins—The tocsin—A fearful Night—The War—Banner and Army ..."

6. Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1874)
"The tocsin.—The Poetry of Gothic Churches.—Breviary and Missal of Pius V.—Ceremonies used at the Seven Sacraments. ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Let the tocsin be sounded" (Chr., 1880, II, 179). " Many masons have passed through the ceremony without any inspiration; but, in public parades of the ..."

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