the sound made by a bell rung slowly, especially for a death or a funeral.
a sound or sign announcing the death of a person or the end, extinction, failure, etc., of something:
the knell of parting day.
any mournful sound.
verb (used without object)
to sound, as a bell, especially a funeral bell.
to give forth a mournful, ominous, or warning sound.
verb (used with object)
to proclaim or summon by, or as if by, a bell.
the sound of a bell rung to announce a death or a funeral
something that precipitates or indicates death or destruction
(intransitive) to ring a knell
(transitive) to proclaim or announce by or as if by a tolling bell
Old English cnyll “sound made by a bell when struck or rung slowly,” perhaps of imitative origin. The Welsh cnull “death-bell” appears to be a borrowing from English. For vowel evolution, see bury.
Old English cnyllan “to toll a bell; strike, knock,” cognate with Middle High German erknellen “to resound,” Old Norse knylla “to beat, thrash;” probably imitative. Related: Knelled; knelling.
see: death knell
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