- to ring or toll a bell for; announce by tolling.
- to ring or toll (a bell).
- to sound, as a bell; ring.
- to sound a knell.
- a stroke of a bell in ringing or tolling.
Origin of knoll2
1350–1400; Middle English (noun and v.); variant of knell
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Examples from the Web for knoller
As the briefing ended, Knoller asked Carney, essentially: Was it good for him?Jay Carney's White House Debut
February 16, 2011
- a small rounded hill
Old English cnoll; compare Old Norse knollr hilltop
- an archaic or dialect word for knell
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Word Origin and History for knoller
Old English cnoll "hilltop, small hill, clod, ball," related to Old Norse knollr "hilltop;" German knolle "clod, lump;" Dutch knol "turnip," nol "a hill."
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