sound/ring/toll the death knell

Definition of sound/ring/toll the death knell


  1. :  to cause the end of Many people thought that the Internet would sound/ring/toll the death knell for newspapers.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  free from injury or disease

    :  free from flaw, defect, or decay

    :  solid, firm

  1. :  to the full extent :  thoroughly

  1. :  a particular auditory impression :  tone

    :  the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing

    :  mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (such as air) and is the objective cause of hearing

  1. :  to cause to sound

    :  pronounce

    :  to put into words :  voice

  1. :  a long broad inlet of the ocean generally parallel to the coast

    :  a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies (such as a sea with the ocean) or separating a mainland and an island

    :  the air bladder of a fish

  1. :  to measure the depth of :  fathom

    :  to try to find out the views or intentions of :  probe

    :  to explore or examine (a body cavity) with a sound

  1. :  an elongated instrument for exploring or sounding body cavities

  1. :  a circular band for holding, connecting, hanging, pulling, packing, or sealing

    :  a circlet usually of precious metal worn especially on the finger

    :  a circular line, figure, or object

  1. :  to provide with a ring

    :  to place or form a ring around :  encircle

    :  girdle

  1. :  to sound resonantly or sonorously

    :  to be filled with a reverberating sound :  resound

    :  to have the sensation of being filled with a humming sound

  1. :  a set of bells

    :  a clear resonant sound made by or resembling that made by vibrating metal

    :  resonant tone :  sonority

  1. :  a tax or fee paid for some liberty or privilege (as of passing over a highway or bridge)

    :  compensation for services rendered: such as

    :  a charge for transportation

  1. :  to take or levy toll

    :  to exact part of as a toll

    :  to take as toll

  1. :  to sound with slow measured strokes

    :  to sound (a bell) by pulling the rope

    :  to give signal or announcement of

  1. :  the sound of a tolling bell

  1. :  allure, entice

    :  to entice (game) to approach

    :  to attract (fish) with scattered bait

  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

  1. :  a stroke or sound of a bell especially when rung slowly (as for a death, funeral, or disaster)

    :  an indication of the end or the failure of something

  1. :  to summon or announce by or as if by a knell

    :  to ring especially for a death, funeral, or disaster :  toll

    :  to sound in an ominous manner or with an ominous effect

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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