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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A stroke or tolling of a bell, announcing a death; a knell{1}.
  • noun A sign or harbinger of the end, death, or passing away of anything.

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  • noun The tolling of a bell announcing death.
  • noun idiomatic, by extension A sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an omen of death or destruction
  • noun a bell rung to announce a death

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