death knell definition

  • noun:
    • The tolling of a bell announcing demise.
    • A sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of some thing.
    • A stroke or tolling of a bell, announcing a death; a knell{1}.
    • an indicator or harbinger for the end, death, or dying of everything.
    • an omen of death or destruction
    • a bell rung to announce a death

Related Sources

  • Definition for "death knell"
    • The tolling of a bell announcing demise.
    • View More
  • Quotes for "death knell"
89 votes

How would you define death knell?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!