knoll

noun
\ ˈnōl How to pronounce knoll (audio) \

Definition of knoll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small round hill : mound

knoll

verb
knolled; knolling; knolls

Definition of knoll (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

Examples of knoll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The rumors swirled for decades: A dark history long lay buried under the grassy knolls and manicured lawns of a country club in Florida’s capital city. Bobby Caina Calvan, USA TODAY, "Slave cemetery discovered under Florida country club raises discussion: How to honor it?," 27 Dec. 2019 Interviews at the rally revealed that while die-hard fans populated the grassy knolls surrounding the stage, the seating sections up close had a number of people who were new supporters. New York Times, "How Bernie Sanders Learned to Love Campaigning in California," 24 Dec. 2019 Adams said the observation building has a one-way glass for viewing and stands on a knoll overlooking the field. Frank Sargeant, al, "Outdoors notebook: FLW Pro Circuit schedules bass tourney on Lake Martin," 24 Nov. 2019 Adams said the observation building has a one-way glass for viewing and stands on a knoll overlooking the field. Washington Post, "Whooping cranes return to Alabama national wildlife refuge," 15 Nov. 2019 The topography includes sandy knolls formed by melting Ice Age glaciers known as kames. Kristan Schiller, chicagotribune.com, "Outdoor enthusiasts return to Cleveland’s ‘Burning River,’ as the cleaned up Cuyahoga becomes official Ohio Water Trail," 19 Sep. 2019 These knolls support forests of beech, maple and oak, as well as a gorgeous strain of native white pine. Kristan Schiller, chicagotribune.com, "Outdoor enthusiasts return to Cleveland’s ‘Burning River,’ as the cleaned up Cuyahoga becomes official Ohio Water Trail," 19 Sep. 2019 The same owners seeded eucalyptus trees on the area’s knoll, according to the San Mateo parks department. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "When Peninsula’s ‘Coney Island of the West’ was snuffed out by a stench," 4 Sep. 2019 The modern showplace, built in 2016, is tucked away behind gates and sits on a small knoll measuring two-thirds of an acre. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Weight loss guru Jenny Craig drops a few thousand square feet in Del Mar," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of knoll

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for knoll

Noun

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

Verb

Middle English, probably alteration of knellen to knell

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The first known use of knoll was before the 12th century

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10 Jan 2020

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“Knoll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knoll. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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knoll

noun
How to pronounce knoll (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of knoll

: a small hill

knoll

noun
\ ˈnōl How to pronounce knoll (audio) \

Kids Definition of knoll

: a small round hill

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