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A small rounded hill or mound; a hillock.
[Middle English knol, from Old English cnoll.]
knoll 2(nōl) Archaic
v. knolled, knoll·ing, knolls
To ring mournfully; knell.
To ring or sound (a bell, for example) mournfully; knell.
[Middle English knollen, probably alteration of knellen, to knell; see knell.]
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(Physical Geography) a small rounded hill
[Old English cnoll; compare Old Norse knollr hilltop]
an archaic or dialect word for knell
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a small, rounded hill or mound.
[before 900; Middle English cnol, Old English cnoll, c. Middle Dutch, Middle High German knolle clod, Old Norse knollr summit]
1. to ring or toll a bell for; announce by tolling.
2. to ring or toll (a bell).v.i.
3. to sound, as a bell; ring.
4. to sound a knell.n.
5. a stroke of a bell in ringing or tolling.
[1350–1400; Middle English (n. and v.); alter. of knell]
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knoll- The summit or rounded top of a mountain or hill, it seems to derive from Old Teutonic knoo-lo, meaning "ball, clod, knot."
See also related terms for summit.
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Past participle: knolled
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|Noun||1.||knoll - a small natural hill |
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
molehill - a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
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knoll[nəʊl] n → poggio
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