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
: knell

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About 250,000 cubic yards of earth were deposited in the area in 1888 to create the knoll that the spire sits on. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The Washington Monument Will Reopen in September," 16 Aug. 2019 Inside the bowl, arguably the best seats were furthest away in a grassy knoll toward the back end of the venue. Andrew J. Campa, latimes.com, "Starlight Bowl offers plenty for everyone during Fourth of July celebration," 5 July 2019 About 250,000 cubic yards of earth were deposited in the area in 1888 to create the knoll that the spire sits on. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The Washington Monument Will Reopen in September," 16 Aug. 2019 Outside, the knoll-top property offers unobstructed panoramic mountain and city views. Los Angeles Times, "R&B singer Brian McKnight gets in tune with a buyer for Chatsworth home," 14 Aug. 2019 The deep setback creates a natural buffer to noise and wind and, the owner says, its own microclimate due to its elevation and the position tucked behind a knoll. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Energy-efficient Berkeley contemporary with bay and city views," 6 Aug. 2019 About 250,000 cubic yards of earth were deposited in the area in 1888 to create the knoll that the spire sits on. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The Washington Monument Will Reopen in August," 23 Aug. 2011 The knoll-top property abuts several holes on the private Bel-Air Country Club and includes a swimming pool, a pool house and a tennis court. Los Angeles Times, "These are the most expensive homes ever sold in Los Angeles," 19 July 2019 Granite benches in knolls are scattered around the property. courant.com, "Property of the Week: Flanders Woods," 20 June 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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knoll

noun

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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