knoll

1
[ nohl ]
/ noʊl /

noun

a small, rounded hill or eminence; hillock.

Origin of knoll

1
before 900; Middle English cnol, Old English cnoll; cognate with Norwegian knoll hillock; akin to Dutch knol turnip, Icelandic knollur, German Knollen, Danish knold tuber
Related formsknoll·y, adjective

Definition for knoll (2 of 2)

knoll

2
[ nohl ]
/ noʊl /
Archaic.

verb (used with object)

to ring or toll a bell for; announce by tolling.
to ring or toll (a bell).

verb (used without object)

to sound, as a bell; ring.
to sound a knell.

noun

a stroke of a bell in ringing or tolling.

Origin of knoll

2
1350–1400; Middle English (noun and v.); variant of knell
Related formsknoll·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knoll (1 of 2)

knoll

1
/ (nəʊl) /

noun

a small rounded hill
Derived Formsknolly, adjective

Word Origin for knoll

Old English cnoll; compare Old Norse knollr hilltop

British Dictionary definitions for knoll (2 of 2)

knoll

2
/ (nəʊl) /

noun, verb

an archaic or dialect word for knell
Derived Formsknoller, noun
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Word Origin and History for knoll

knoll


n.

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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