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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The slow ringing of a bell.

Usage examples (40)
  • But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell! Did ye not hear it?-No! 't was but the wind, Or the car rattling o'er the stony street.
  • A single one if the knell is for man, or two for a woman.
  • This is of course connected with "knell," though the only Kneller who has become famous was a German named Kniller.
  • It is the death knell of civilization and civility. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The mournful "knell" (sorrowful sound) filled the church as grandmother bent to "kneel" (stoop onto ones knees) and pray.
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