death knell


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death knell

or

death bell

n
1. something that heralds death or destruction
2. (Music, other) a bell rung to announce a death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death knell - an omen of death or destruction
omen, portent, prognostic, prognostication, presage, prodigy - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
2.death knell - a bell rung to announce a death
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
Translations
rintocco funebre
References in classic literature ?
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The Raila-Uhuru deal has thrown NASA into a quagmire with some pundits speculating it could deal a death knell to the coalition that brings together four political parties.
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DEFEAT at Dover last night effectively sounded the death knell for Wrexham's season.
They will know the proposed closure of a country post office can signal the death knell of a community and its way of life.
Iraqi Christians are wondering if the arrival of ISIS has signalled the death knell for the community's future in the country, the CBC's Margaret Evans found when she met some of them taking shelter in Erbil.
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TRADERS say the decision to move Birmingham's wholesale markets could sound the death knell for stall holders on the nearby retail markets.
Summary: Islamabad: The buzz of US drones is like the death knell for tribesmen.