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Definition of knell:

  1. The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything.
  2. To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen.
  3. To summon, as by a knell.

Synonyms:

resound, signal, bell, skirt, band, death bell, telephone, reverberate, environ, echo, sounds, bong, noise, toll, call, peal, surround, phone, toll, strike, chime, call up, border, ring.

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