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Definition 1: the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something - [noun denoting event]

(knell is a kind of ...) the sound of a bell being struck

"saved by the bell" "she heard the distant toll of church bells"

Definition 2: ring as in announcing death - [verb of perception]

(knell is a kind of ...) sound loudly and sonorously

"the bells rang"

Definition 3: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification - [verb of perception]

Samples where knell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for knell in the sense of this definition

(knell is a kind of ...) cause to sound

"sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

(... is a kind of knell ) ring slowly

"For whom the bell tolls"

(knell causes ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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