The stroke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything.
- To ring slowly and solemnly, especially for a funeral; toll.
- To give forth a mournful or ominous sound.
- To signal, summon, or proclaim by tolling.
- The sound of a bell knelling; a toll.
- A signal of disaster or destruction.