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tocsin

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French, from Old French toquesain (modern tocsin), from Old Occitan tocasenh, from tocar (strike, touch) + senh (bell).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɒksɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒksɪn
  • Homophone: toxin

Noun

tocsin (plural tocsins)

  1. An alarm or other signal sounded by a bell or bells, especially with reference to France.
    • 1804, The Times, 23 Aug 1804, p.3 col. C
      At half-past one, on the sounding of the tocsin (or bell of the public-house) about fifteen persons were collected, when the Rev. J. Bromley was called to the chair.
    • 1970, JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition:
      As she entered the projection theatre the soundtrack reverberated across the sculpture garden, a melancholy tocsin modulated by Talbert’s less and less coherent commentary.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 281:
      I'll ring the tocsin, I'll have Saint-Antoine out. I can put twenty thousand armed men on the streets, just like that.
  2. A bell used to sound an alarm.

Translations

See also

  • Tocsin in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • Costin, sintoc, tonics

French

Etymology

From Old French toquesain, borrowed from Old Occitan tocasenh, from tocar (strike, touch) + senh (bell).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔk.sɛ̃/

Noun

tocsin m (plural tocsins)

  1. an alarm, a tocsin

Further reading

  • “tocsin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • citons, tonics

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TOCOPHOBIA, an abnormal fear of giving birth or becoming pregnant.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)