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knoll

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noun \ˈnōl\

Definition of knoll

  1. :  a small round hill :  mound

Origin and Etymology of knoll

Middle English knol, from Old English cnoll; akin to Old Norse knollr mountaintop


First Known Use: before 12th century


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knoll

verb

Definition of knoll

archaic

  1. :  knell

Origin and Etymology of knoll

Middle English, probably alteration of knellen to knell


First Known Use: 15th century


KNOLL Defined for English Language Learners

knoll

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noun

Definition of knoll for English Language Learners

  • : a small hill


KNOLL Defined for Kids

knoll

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noun \ˈnōl\

Definition of knoll for Students

  1. :  a small round hill



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