What does knell mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knell(verb)

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

  2. knell(verb)

    ring as in announcing death

  3. ring, knell(verb)

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

    "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"

GCIDE

  1. Knell(n.)

    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.

  2. 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.]

Wiktionary

  1. knell(Noun)

    the sound of a bell knelling; a toll.

  2. knell(Verb)

    to ring a bell slowly, especially for a funeral; to toll.

  3. knell(Verb)

    to signal or proclaim something by ringing a bell.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knell(noun)

    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

  2. Knell(noun)

    to sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen

  3. Knell(verb)

    to summon, as by a knell

  4. Origin: [OE. knellen, knillen, As. cnyllan. See Knell, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knell

    nel, n. the stroke of a bell: the sound of a bell at a death or funeral.—v.i. to sound as a bell: toll.—v.t. to summon as by a tolling bell. [A.S. cnyllan, to beat noisily; Dut. and Ger. knallen.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knell in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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