Words with a Silent K

Based on the definitions, guess these words that have a silent K.
Hint: They all start with Kn
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Last updated: June 10, 2019
First submittedAugust 16, 2013
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Definition
Word
Warrior of the Middle Ages
Knight
To loop yarn together with needles
Knit
Shiv or dagger, for example
Knife
Tired (British)
Knackered
Backpack
Knapsack
Women's underpants (British)
Knickers
To sit on one's knees
Kneel
Definition
Word
Door opener
Knob
Finger joint
Knuckle
To use the above to press dough
Knead
Biblical term for sex, “Adam ___ Eve his wife”
Knew
Roguish person, or the Jack in a deck of cards
Knave
The sound of a bell tolling
Knell
Small rounded hill
Knoll
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Level 70
Nov 21, 2013
Who Knew?
+20
Level 61
Apr 12, 2017
Watch your language! :)
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Level 52
Jun 11, 2019
Adam!
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Level 73
Nov 21, 2013
Tried knocked up
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2020
That's not one word.
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Level 51
Apr 23, 2020
Check out the big brain on Brett!
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Level 76
Nov 21, 2013
You should accept doorknob.
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Level 60
Jun 11, 2019
"All words start with Kn"
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Level 81
Jun 14, 2019
Knucklehead
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Level 64
Feb 17, 2020
Knobhead.
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Level 86
Dec 2, 2014
I cannot believe I missed knife; sometimes the obvious are just too obvious!
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Level 37
Feb 17, 2020
I could not think of the finger joint...thought to myself that I'll just have to look up that word for finger...knuckle. Started to make a new tab...realized knuckle was the word! Ain't it great to get old? Not.
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Level 59
Aug 11, 2015
How do you sit on your knees? It's impossible. (For me at least). Maybe some practice.
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Level 75
Jan 10, 2016
Yes, agreed.
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Level 70
Feb 10, 2016
I agree, but I can't think of another way of giving a clue for Kneel?
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2019
to rest on one's knees? dictionary def: a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees
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Level 60
Jun 11, 2019
You're backside doesn't need to touch your heels, in church people kneel while leaning forward against the pew in front. And some do this until they are very old indeed so it's not that hard.
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Level 37
Feb 17, 2020
Actually it's said that you sit BACK on your knees. Don't know why or where it came from. But 50-60 yrs ago, it was common usage.
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Level 57
Feb 6, 2016
Ah, for knell, kept thinking of onomatopoeia! Couldn't find much onomatopoeia with silent letters, as you can imagine...
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2019
how about knock?
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Level 75
Mar 1, 2016
The 'k' in knight is not silent. It is pronounced 'kiiinnnnigit'
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2016
Comment win.
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Level 63
Jan 8, 2017
Oui oui
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Level 81
Apr 21, 2019
I fart in your general direction.
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Level 47
Mar 1, 2016
Knifty!
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Level 66
May 1, 2016
You could add knot
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Level 78
Jul 5, 2018
Or not.
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Level 74
Jun 11, 2019
'Twould be for naught
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2019
For knaught?
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Level 44
Apr 10, 2017
Knock!
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Level 55
Jul 4, 2018
I saw "yam" instead of "yarn." I could not figure out the word for looping yams together with needles.
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2019
Username checks out.
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Level 60
Jun 11, 2019
haha
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Level 52
Oct 3, 2018
for the kneel one.. how about "What some people do in church while they pray" or along those lines
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Level 82
Jun 10, 2019
Yes, a knock could cause a door to open. (Or a knocker.)
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2019
Unrelated trivia: the famous Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne pronounced his name "Canute", but say it like that now and you will be considered stupid!
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2019
Why did the baker have smelly hands? Because he kneaded a poo. Win.
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
Never heard of knoll and knell, but obviously knell is somwehat known looking at the scores. I kept trying knocker for the dooropener (and thought, well it cant be key...). The only other word I could think of was doorhandle, so that was ruled out..
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2019
There was a second shooter on the grassy *knoll*.
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Level 57
Jan 25, 2020
Well looks like I don't "know" squat.
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2020
Kumquat
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2020
Knumquat?