Translation of "death knell" - English-Spanish dictionary

death knell

noun uk /ˈdeθ ˌnel/ us /ˈdeθ ˌnel/

a warning of the end of something

presagio, fin
The opening of the superstore will sound/toll the death knell for (= cause the failure of) hundreds of small independent shops.

(Translation of “death knell” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)