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the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
ring as in announcing death
make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
"Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
The stroke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, (figuratively), a warning or harbinger of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything; -- also called death knell.
Origin: [OE. knel, cnul, AS. cnyll, fr. cnyllan to sound a bell; cf. D. & G. knallen to clap, crack, G. & Sw. knall a clap, crack, loud sound, Dan. knalde to clap, crack. Cf. Knoll, n. & v.]
the sound of a bell knelling; a toll.
to ring a bell slowly, especially for a funeral; to toll.
to signal or proclaim something by ringing a bell.
the stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything
to sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen
to summon, as by a knell
Origin: [OE. knellen, knillen, As. cnyllan. See Knell, n.]
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