passing bell

passing bell

noun
1.
a bell tolled to announce a death or funeral.
2.
a portent or sign of the passing away of anything.

Origin:
1520–30

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passing bell
 
n
death bell, Also called: death knell a bell rung to announce a death or a funeral

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