Knelt vs Knell - What's the difference?

knelt | knell |


As verbs the difference between knelt and knell

is that knelt is (kneel) while knell is to ring a bell slowly, especially for a funeral; to toll.

As a noun knell is

the sound of a bell knelling; a toll.

knelt

English

Verb

(head)
  • (kneel).
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Then everybody once more knelt , and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}

    Synonyms

    * kneeled

    knell

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to ring a bell slowly, especially for a funeral; to toll.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • not worth a blessing nor a bell to knell for thee
  • * , The New Timon. A romance of London , Chapter 86
  • Yet all that poets sing, and grief hath known, / Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word, alone .
  • to signal or proclaim something by ringing a bell.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • the sound of a bell knelling; a toll.
  • * 1750 , , Line 1
  • The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,

    Derived terms

    * death knell