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Knell GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Knell GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/nel/ (noun & verb)

Definition

Noun: death knell, ring, bell, chime, dong, peal, toll, omen of death, reverberation, sound of funeral bell, ringing, belfry, tolling, ominous signal

Verb: to ring, toll, reverberate, strike, resound

Example

Different places across the globe have their own unique ways of marking someone’s death. Throughout history, many cultures used what’s known as a death knell to inform the community of someone’s death. A death knell is the process of ringing a church bell or belfry after someone’s death. The way the person rang this bell signified whether the person was near death or recently deceased.

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