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- n. A bell rung to announce a death or funeral; death bell, death knell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a tolling of a bell to announce that a soul is passing, or has passed, from its body (formerly done to invoke prayers for the dying); also, a tolling during the passing of a funeral procession to the grave, or during funeral ceremonies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A church bell tolled at the time of a person's death or immediately after.
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