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    sound the alarm

    at a beauty contest, the speaker talking:

    "Sound the alarm, sound the alarm the best girls are here"


    is it an equivalent to "make some noise", or "open your eyes" or something else?

    thanks already for answers:)


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    Re: sound the alarm

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo View Post
    at a beauty contest, the speaker talking:
    "Sound the alarm, sound the alarm the best girls are here"
    is it an equivalent to "make some noise", or "open your eyes" or something else?
    thanks already for answers:)
    Note: The correct punctuation is:

    "Sound the alarm! Sound the alarm! The best girls are here!"

    It is an exclamation, and is simply exhorting the audience to get excited, or 'make some noise' as you say.


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    Re: sound the alarm

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    Note: The correct punctuation is:

    "Sound the alarm! Sound the alarm! The best girls are here!"

    It is an exclamation, and is simply exhorting the audience to get excited, or 'make some noise' as you say.
    It is like saying "Ding Dong! Time for lunch".

    Just to denote some kind of sound

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