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death knell

Translation of death knell in Spanish:

noun

  • television was the death knell of the local movie house
    el advenimiento de la televisión presagió la desaparición de los cines de barrio
    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.

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