[ US /ˈnɛɫ/ ]
[ UK /nˈɛl/ ]
NOUN
  1. the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
VERB
  1. ring as in announcing death
  2. make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church
    Ring the bells
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How To Use knell In A Sentence

  • The death knell could also be sounded for other species dependent on the ice, such as the ringed seal, bearded seal and little auk.
  • Spain is to move its clocks back one hour to be in time with Britain in a change that could sound the death knell for the siesta. Times, Sunday Times
  • _What_ disaster it was that was thus knelled forth they knew not, and could hardly believe the tidings when given in articulate words. Great Britain and Her Queen
  • In another moment it forged slowly past me, tolling as it were a death knell from the engine-bell and associating in my mind spectral tableaux of horrible collisions and mangled dead. A Run by Rail from Washington to St. Louis
  • Sergeant Caroline Constantine, 31, is currently on the bandmaster's course at the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall.
  • His right hand, clenched into an iron mallet, battered desperately at the fearful face bent toward his; the beast-like teeth shattered under his blows and blood splattered, but still the red eyes gloated and the taloned fingers sank deeper and deeper until a ringing in Turlogh's ears knelled his soul's departure. People of the Dark
  • Internet ringing a death knell? Times, Sunday Times
  • And that could sound the death knell for Britain's universal post service.
  • The arrival of large supermarkets sounded the death knell of many small local shops.
  • But moral relativism is the death knell of a civilisation. Times, Sunday Times
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