Origin of knell
OTHER WORDS FROM knellun·knelled, adjective
How to use knell in a sentence
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
Heavy Benson's tongue was knelling dinner as Richard arrived at the Abbey.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
Faintly out of the frosty air was wafted the knelling of midnight.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
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
And from far away we can hear a heavy knelling,—the booming of some great fog-bell.Two Years in the French West Indies|Lafcadio Hearn
She hears the words knelling in her ears: "A guilty conscience needs no betrayer."An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
British Dictionary definitions for knell
Word Origin for knell
Other Idioms and Phrases with knell
see death knell.