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How to describe this in words?

  1. Apr 19, 2012 #1
    I'm trying to basically describe the way a pulsing sound like that of a burglar alarm is more likely to waken you than a continuous sound like that of a reversing truck?

    What I've got so far is

    The oscillating output of a 555 timer would be more appropriate for this alarm circuit as this would pulse the buzzer sound and make it more distinctive than a continuous tone and more likely to alert someone to the danger.

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  3. Apr 19, 2012 #2


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    How about "more annoying"?

    But seriously your choice of words looks fine to me.
  4. Apr 21, 2012 #3


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    Hi, Rollcast. I'm not sure whether or not this is what you have in mind, but in my life we usually refer to what you describe as "warbling".
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