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noun. ['ˈnɛl'] the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something.
Rhymes with Knell
Sentences with knell
1. Noun, singular or mass
Losing one leg or even a claw is not a death knell for the crab.
Quotes about knell
1. Humor has to surprise us; otherwise, it isn't funny. It's a death knell for a writer to be labeled a humorist because then it's not a surprise anymore.
- Garrison Keillor
2. Full fathom five thy father lies;Of his bones are coral made;Those are pearls that were his eyes:Nothing of him that doth fade,But doth suffer a sea-changeInto something rich and strange.Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: Ding-dong Hark! now I hear them,—Ding-dong, bell.
- William Shakespeare, The Tempest