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

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