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Knell

Knell is sometimes a misspelling of knife.

Knell (sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun knell

What does knell mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: knells

  1. the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic words: bell / toll = the sound of a bell being struck

Alternative definition of the noun knell

noun

  1. the sound of a bell knelling; a toll.

Definition of the noun knell for high school students

    the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
    • example: Echoing throughout our village, the funeral knell made the stormy day even more grim.

The noun knell is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb knell

What does knell mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: knelled | knelling | knells

  1. ring as in announcing death
  2. make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of knell: ring
    • more generic word: sound = cause to sound
    • more specific word: toll = ring slowly
    • cause: go / sound

Alternative definition of the verb knell

verb

  1. [intransitive] to ring a bell slowly, especially for a funeral; to toll.
  2. [transitive] to signal or proclaim something by ringing a bell.

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Google previewChosen English (1896)

Selections from Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Lamb, Scott by Adele Ellis

rising knell : a knell whose sound is beginning. The knell is the sound of a funeral -bell ...

Google previewWhat's These Worlds Coming To? (2014)

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Aurélien Barrau

The knell, however, did notuse to announce onlydeath aswe sometimes believe, but also the throesof death, thedisappearance thatwilloccur, theendas itis taking place, happening, orinprocess. The knell is a dynamicrather thanan ending.

Google previewThe Year's Work in the Oddball Archive (2016)

by Jonathan P. Eburne, Judith Roof

Sounding its death knell is the accumulation of junk that piles up around people as they process the non-thing: in-formation (read: un-formation). The transformation is one that moves from accumulation (archiving) to processing ( thinking).

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

knell. ring the knell of announce or herald the end of. The image here is of the tolling of a bell to announce a death or funeral.

Google previewDictionary of Missouri Biography (1999)

by Lawrence O. Christensen, William E. Foley, Gary Kremer

KNELL, EMMA R. (1877-1963) Emma R. Knell, a businesswoman and politician, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

KNELL. h. n.s.. [cnill, cnul, Welsh, the ringing of bells, a passing-bell; cnyll, Sax. from cnyllan, to strike a bell, to ring a bell. Some refer these words, as well as knoll, to the Latin nola, a little bell, which had its name from Nola, a town ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography (1892)

by Sidney Lee

KNELL, PAUL (1615 P-1664), divine, graduated B.A. from Clare ...

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Comparison is a death knell to sibling harmony. (Elizabeth Fishel)
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Scrabble value of K5N1E1L1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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