Definition of death knell in English:
1.1Used to refer to the imminent destruction or failure of something: the chaos may sound the death knell for the UN peace plan
More example sentences
- They have been joined by Scottish oyster farmers who fear the warning could sound the death knell for their industry, which is estimated to be worth £1.5m a year.
- For a health care system already on life support due to extreme budget cuts, the extraction of $500,000,000 dollars would be the death knell.
- It is hard to know for sure when - or whether - the death knell for a species has tolled.
Definition of death knell in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan