GRE Word List

KNELL

tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.

The meaning of the word knell is tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V..

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