- a small, rounded hill or eminence; hillock.
Origin of knoll1
- 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
Related Words for knollridge, dune, promontory, bluff, cliff, hilltop, slope, acclivity, elevation, incline, prominence, hillock, mount, rise, drift, precipice, headland, summit, heap, mound
Examples from the Web for knoll
Historical Examples of knoll
The lower or "knoll" mounds were used as the sepulchres of the dead.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
He and Carnes jumped from their shelter and ran over the knoll.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
The minute afterward they arrived at the crest of the knoll.
From the knoll where he stood he could see every inch of that hollow and it was untenanted.
He was sitting upon a knoll, his hands clasped about his knees.
- a small rounded hill
Word Origin for knoll
- an archaic or dialect word for knell
Word Origin and History for knoll
Old English cnoll "hilltop, small hill, clod, ball," related to Old Norse knollr "hilltop;" German knolle "clod, lump;" Dutch knol "turnip," nol "a hill."