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knell

knell

 
pronunciation:
nel
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sound produced by a bell rung solemnly, as for a funeral.
similar words:
toll
definition 2: a sound or other signal of misfortune, conclusion, or failure.
His low grade in chemistry was the death knell of his college plans.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: knelled, knelling, knells
definition 1: to toll, as a bell.
similar words:
ring, toll
definition 2: to make a sound of mourning or doom.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to use a bell to call or proclaim.
similar words:
ring, toll
definition 2: to signal or pronounce.
A bad review could knell the end of her theatrical career.
similar words:
sound