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KNELL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does knell mean? 

KNELL (noun)
  The noun KNELL has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: KNELL used as a noun is very rare.


KNELL (verb)
  The verb KNELL has 2 senses:

1. ring as in announcing death
2. make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

  Familiarity information: KNELL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KNELL (noun)


Sense 1knell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("knell" is a kind of...):

bell; toll (the sound of a bell being struck)


KNELL (verb)


Sense 1knell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ring as in announcing death

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "knell" is one way to...):

peal; ring (sound loudly and sonorously)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2knell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

knell; ring

Context examples:

Ring the bells / My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church

Hypernyms (to "knell" is one way to...):

sound (cause to sound)

Cause:

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "knell"):

toll (ring slowly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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