verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of knell
OTHER WORDS FROM knellun·knelled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for knell
Blankets and heat lamps only offer so much warmth in the winter chill, and the move to 25% indoor dining capacity was a death knell to many on-edge businesses.Restaurants, bars put creativity on the menu in 2020|Evan Caplan|December 30, 2020|Washington Blade
The model proved the existence of atoms and molecules, established their sizes, determined the incredible number of them in a grain of sand, and struck the death knell of Newtonian classical physics.
At the beginning of the pandemic, being put on a ventilator was the death knell for thousands of people who were struggling with virus-related respiratory issues.
Quibi’s demise is not the death knell for premium short-form video.Quibi’s shutdown underscores economic challenge for big-budget, bite-sized shows|Tim Peterson|October 23, 2020|Digiday
Her lover, hearing the knelling and chanting, puts himself in the way and bids the bearers stop.
If he were sighted from above, what should stay those bells from knelling for him.The Unknown Sea|Clemence Housman
These are mournful, but somewhat hopeful strains; for one who feels that "time has long been knelling, sad one, depart!"The Genius of Scotland|Robert Turnbull
Heavy Benson's tongue was knelling dinner as Richard arrived at the Abbey.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
"You are forty-two, you are old, you are nobody," was knelling through her brain.The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for knell
Word Origin for knell
Idioms and Phrases with knell
see death knell.