Definition of Death bell

1. Noun. A bell rung to announce a death.

Exact synonyms: Death Knell
Generic synonyms: Bell

Definition of Death bell

1. Noun. a bell rung to indicate a death. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Bell

death's-head moth
death's head
death's herb
death-watch beetle
death-watch beetles
death adder
death angel
death angels
death bed
death bell (current term)
death benefit
death by PowerPoint
death by chocolate
death by cop
death by spellcheck
death camas
death camp
death camps
death cap
death caps
death certificates
death chair
death chamber

Literary usage of Death bell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by John Todhunter, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman (1880)
"I. THE death-bell beats!— The mountain repeats The echoing sound of the knell; And the dark monk now Wraps the cowl round his brow, As he sits in his lonely ..."

2. The Metropolitan (1847)
"On the humble roof it shines. Where a true heart breaking pines, That long has wept in vain. THE death bell. M. ONE of the many ancient omens, still fondly ..."

3. Ballads and Songs by David Mallet (1857)
"When, lof the death-bell smote Tier ear,"—Ver. xxii. THE original intention of the Passing Bell is now nearly forgotten. It appears to have been, ..."

4. Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society by American Folklore Society (1896)
"Of this ringing the term " death-bell" is used. It may be said by a country woman : " Oh ! I have heard a death-bell! " or, " What a death-bell in my ear ! ..."

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