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Definition of "death-bell" []

  • The bell that announces a death; the passing-bell. (noun)
  • A sound in the ears like that of a tolling bell, supposed by the superstitious to presage death. (noun)
  • Also, rarely, dead-bell. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "death-bell" in a sentence
  • "I could only see one of the two sights, and therefore naturally preferred the latter, while I only heard tolling at a distance the death-bell of the sacrifice to justice."
  • "When men he has wronged, and on whom he has bestowed his insolence, are getting ready to be hanged, there is a death-bell ringing."
  • "Strike the slow death-bell! — weave the sacred verse,"