[ nohl ]
/ noʊl /
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.
a stroke of a bell in ringing or tolling.
Origin of knoll2
1350–1400; Middle English (noun and v.); variant of knell
Related formsknoll·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knoller (1 of 2)
/ (nəʊl) /
a small rounded hill
Derived Formsknolly, adjective
Word Origin for knoll
Old English cnoll; compare Old Norse knollr hilltop
British Dictionary definitions for knoller (2 of 2)
/ (nəʊl) /
an archaic or dialect word for knell
Derived Formsknoller, noun
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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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