Knell - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nel|  American pronunciation of the word knell
Brit.  |nɛl|  British pronunciation of the word knell

noun

- the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something

verb

- ring as in announcing death
- make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification (syn: ring)

Examples

...the church bells knelled to mark the death of the nation's beloved leader...

The tax increase sounded the death knell for the small business.

The words of the warlock are knelling in my ears.

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