Knoll is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of knoll, followed by 30 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a small natural hill
EXAMPLES - Knoll in a Sentence
- At the foot of the knoll was a ditch of black mud. (source)
- Just over the brow of the knoll was a large pine stump. (source)
- Click to read. where is a grassy knoll when you need one. (source)
- The monument sits on a knoll near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (source)
- The lower or "knoll" mounds were used as the sepulchres of the dead. (source)
- To the knoll which is the eastern boundary-mark of the village of Pateera! (source)
- Then, finally, Freese's 11th-inning bomb to the grassy knoll in dead center. (source)
- The buildings on the knoll were a gray-black stain with flickers of light here and there. (source)
- So are you advocating that someone should shoot the President, with your grassy knoll comment? (source)
- McIntosh Counties, the house itself being on a kind of knoll that became an island at high water. (source)
- The knoll was the old Aramaic Golgotha-in Latin, Calvaria; anglicized, Calvary; translated, The Skull. (source)
- "At the side of the knoll is the _bonde's_ house, a good eight-mile walk from the outskirts of Bosekop. (source)
- He thinks posting things like where is sickle cell and Fords theater and a grassy knoll are over our heads. (source)
- Love the vintage farah slacks and penny loafers our shooter from the grassy knoll is wearing on front cover. (source)
- "It is a queer sort of place," said he; "a kind of knoll, with four or five prodigious great rocks around it. (source)
- April 21st, 2010 at 1: 46 pm glamourdammerung says: sir. b.vonludwig says: where is a grassy knoll when you need one. (source)
- But either grassy knoll nut or just so calculating in his sense, well, there's some audience out there and I'll chase it. (source)
- Hey genius, You should call up limpasses show tomorrow and talk about President Obama and Fords theater, sickle cell, and the grassy knoll. (source)
- We do not know if the foam-thrower who targeted Rupert Murdoch was acting alone, or if there was a second pie man on the committee room knoll. (source)
- Of the 720 acres within the city limits, 270 acres lie at a considerable height above the river and constitute what are known as the knoll or uplands of Hoboken. (source)
- a great pleasure to her, and when she came to a rising ground, a kind of knoll where the view of the country was vast and superb, she paused again and took in great deep breaths. (source)
- This piece which I own, consisting of nearly 20 acres on top of a knoll, is just 15 minutes from the nearest town yet has unobstructed views extending at least 30 miles in every direction. (source)
- Probably Miss Lambart and Sir Maurice enjoyed the life at the knoll even more than the children, for the felicity of lovers is the highest felicity, and the knoll is the ideal place for them. (source)
- From your balcony or living room or, hell, from your outdoor shower, you look down on prime knoll-top homes, sited among the oak and manzanita to marinate in their sadly more limited valley views. (source)
- Now, this was admittedly a self-selected audience: people who wished to stand on a shadow-less grassy knoll on a lovely summer Sunday watching large men in shorts crash into each other at great distance. (source)
- Hugo was firing vaguely, like a man in a dream, and thinking that maybe up there on the knoll were the two Browns he had met on the road and perhaps their comrades were as fond of them as he was of Eugene. (source)
- On the reverse slope of another knoll was the farmhouse, marked X on his map as the regimental headquarters, where he was to watch for the signal to fall back from his first stand in delaying the enemy's advance. (source)
- IMUS: Like, uh, I guess leading the charge is my friend, by the way, Lou Dobbs, who appears on this program on a regular basis, and I like -- love Lou, known him for years, but it makes him look like a grassy knoll nut. (source)
- -- [MS. erased.]  [There are numerous instances of the use of "knoll" as an alternative form of the verb "to knell;" but Byron seems, in this passage, to be the authority for "knoll" as a substantive.]  [For Rousseau's description of Vevey, see _Julie; ou, La Nouvelle (source)
- I accordingly wended my way toward it as best I could, forcing a passage for myself through the grass and scrub, with a most unpleasant conviction that I might at any moment place my hand or foot upon a venomous snake or reptile of some sort; and finally, after about twenty minutes of most unpleasant scrambling, found myself alongside the "knoll," which, as I had more than half suspected, now proved to be nothing less than a rough earthwork, mounting four thirty-two pounders. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 30 example sentences provided below is 70.0, which suggests that "knoll" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 27 synonyms for knoll.
acclivity, ascent, bluff, butte, cliff, drift, dune, elevation, esker, headland, heap, highland, hillock, hilltop, hummock, inclination, incline, mesa, mound, mount, precipice, prominence, promontory, ridge, rise, slope, summit
We have 2 antonyms for knoll.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of knoll from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A small rounded hill or mound; a hillock.
- (verb-intransitive) To ring mournfully; knell.
- (verb-transitive) To ring or sound (a bell, for example) mournfully; knell.
- (noun) A knell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A small mound or rounded hill.
- (noun) A knell.
- (verb) To ring (a bell) mournfully: to knell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill.
- (verb-transitive) To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing.
- (verb-intransitive) To sound, as a bell; to knell.
- (noun) The tolling of a bell; a knell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To ring, as a bell; especially, to ring slowly, for or as for a funeral; toll; knell.
- (None) To ring or sound a knell for; warn or draw by the sound of a bell.
- (None) To sound, as a bell; ring.
- (noun) The ringing of a bell: as, the curfew knoll.
- (noun) The top or crown of a hill; more generally, a small, gently rounded hill or mount.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a small natural hill