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knell

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to make the clear sound heard when metal vibrates
  • the church bells knelled to mark the death of the nation's beloved leader

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knell

noun

Synonyms of knell (Entry 2 of 2)

2 as in sign, signal

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  • all clear
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The first known use of knell was before the 12th century

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“Knell.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knell. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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