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warning

warn·ing

warning

 
pronunciation:
wor nIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the words, sound, or act of a person or thing that warns.
We didn't hear the teacher's warning to be quiet.
synonyms:
alert, caution, notice
similar words:
alarm, indication, omen, sign, signal
definition 2: a signal or notice of a possibly dangerous situation.
Smoke coming from the volcano was a warning that it might soon erupt.
 
synonyms:
alert, notice, signal
similar words:
alarm, caution, counsel, indication, omen, sign, symptom, token
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting as a warning.
We heard a warning siren before the storm hit.
similar words:
alerting, cautioning, ominous, signal
derivation: warningly (adv.)
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  • warning light:
    a bright light that serves as a warning.