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Definition of "death knell" [death• knell]

  • The tolling of a bell announcing death. (noun)
  • A sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "death knell" in a sentence
  • "That more or less sounded the death knell in the stories about the Boulevard Rochechouart affair."
  • "In 1525, Zwingili sounded the death knell of the contemplative ideal of life when he said: “In things of this life, the laborer is most like to God.”"