- n. 丧钟声；凶兆；哀伤的声音
- vi. 鸣丧钟；预报凶兆；发出哀伤之声
- vt. 敲丧钟召集
- knell (n.)
- Old English cnyll "sound made by a bell when struck or rung slowly," perhaps of imitative origin. The Welsh cnull "death-bell" appears to be a borrowing from English. For vowel evolution, see bury.
- knell (v.)
- Old English cnyllan "to toll a bell; strike, knock," cognate with Middle High German erknellen "to resound," Old Norse knylla "to beat, thrash;" probably imitative. Related: Knelled; knelling.
- 1. The tax increase sounded the death knell for the business.
- 2. It's going to be the death knell of the red deer.
- 3. The arrival of large supermarkets sounded the death knell of many small local shops.
- 4. That is the death knell of the British Empire.
- 5. At first he thought it was a death knell.
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