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knoll

[ nohl ]SEE DEFINITION OF knoll

Synonyms for knoll

  • bluff
  • cliff
  • dune
  • hilltop
  • promontory
  • ridge
  • acclivity
  • ascent
  • butte
  • drift
  • elevation
  • esker
  • headland
  • heap
  • highland
  • hillock
  • hummock
  • inclination
  • incline
  • mesa
  • mound
  • mount
  • precipice
  • prominence
  • rise
  • slope
  • summit
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Antonyms for knoll

  • decline
  • depression
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNOLL

The lower or "knoll" mounds were used as the sepulchres of the dead.

He and Carnes jumped from their shelter and ran over the knoll.

The minute afterward they arrived at the crest of the knoll.

From the knoll where he stood he could see every inch of that hollow and it was untenanted.

He was sitting upon a knoll, his hands clasped about his knees.

Mrs. "Web" Saunders, quietly weeping, was seated on a knoll near the pump.

For a minute or so there was a lively shindy on top of that knoll.

She hastened away, down the knoll and along the beach toward the hotel.

If he were once in command of that knoll, the besiegers at its foot would be forced to retire.

He quickly slipped his rifle from its case, and started up the knoll.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cnoll "hilltop, small hill, clod, ball," related to Old Norse knollr "hilltop;" German knolle "clod, lump;" Dutch knol "turnip," nol "a hill."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KNOLL

dune

nounhill
  • hillock
  • hummock
  • knoll
  • ridge
  • sand drift
  • sand dune
  • sand pile
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