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peal

 (pēl)
n.
1. A ringing of a set of bells, especially a change or set of changes rung on bells.
2. A set of bells tuned to each other; a chime.
3. A loud burst of noise: peals of laughter.
v. pealed, peal·ing, peals
v.intr.
To sound in a peal; ring.
v.tr.
To cause to peal.

[Middle English pele, a bell peal, especially as a summons to church, short for apel, appeal; see appeal.]

peal

(piːl)
n
1. a loud prolonged usually reverberating sound, as of bells, thunder, or laughter
2. (Music, other) bell-ringing a series of changes rung in accordance with specific rules, consisting of not fewer than 5000 permutations in a ring of eight bells
3. (Music, other) (not in technical usage) the set of bells in a belfry
vb
4. (intr) to sound with a peal or peals
5. (tr) to give forth loudly and sonorously
6. (tr) to ring (bells) in peals
[C14 pele, variant of apele appeal]

peal

(piːl)
n
(Animals) a dialect name for a grilse or a young sea trout

peal

(pil)

n.
1. a loud, prolonged ringing of bells.
2. a set of bells tuned to one another.
3. a series of changes rung on a set of bells.
4. any loud, sustained sound or series of sounds, as of thunder or laughter.
v.t.
5. to sound loudly and sonorously.
v.i.
6. to sound forth in a peal; resound.
[1350–1400; Middle English pele ringing of a bell as a summons, aph. form of appel appeal]

Peal

 succession of loud sounds.
Examples: peal of artillery; of bells, 1511; of guns, 1515; of laughter, 1711; of musket, 1855; of ordnance, 1577; of praise, 1596; of thunder, 1649; of vultures, 1670; of war, 1535; of words, 1671.

peal


Past participle: pealed
Gerund: pealing

Imperative
peal
peal
Present
I peal
you peal
he/she/it peals
we peal
you peal
they peal
Preterite
I pealed
you pealed
he/she/it pealed
we pealed
you pealed
they pealed
Present Continuous
I am pealing
you are pealing
he/she/it is pealing
we are pealing
you are pealing
they are pealing
Present Perfect
I have pealed
you have pealed
he/she/it has pealed
we have pealed
you have pealed
they have pealed
Past Continuous
I was pealing
you were pealing
he/she/it was pealing
we were pealing
you were pealing
they were pealing
Past Perfect
I had pealed
you had pealed
he/she/it had pealed
we had pealed
you had pealed
they had pealed
Future
I will peal
you will peal
he/she/it will peal
we will peal
you will peal
they will peal
Future Perfect
I will have pealed
you will have pealed
he/she/it will have pealed
we will have pealed
you will have pealed
they will have pealed
Future Continuous
I will be pealing
you will be pealing
he/she/it will be pealing
we will be pealing
you will be pealing
they will be pealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pealing
you have been pealing
he/she/it has been pealing
we have been pealing
you have been pealing
they have been pealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pealing
you will have been pealing
he/she/it will have been pealing
we will have been pealing
you will have been pealing
they will have been pealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pealing
you had been pealing
he/she/it had been pealing
we had been pealing
you had been pealing
they had been pealing
Conditional
I would peal
you would peal
he/she/it would peal
we would peal
you would peal
they would peal
Past Conditional
I would have pealed
you would have pealed
he/she/it would have pealed
we would have pealed
you would have pealed
they would have pealed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peal - a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)peal - a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.peal - ring recurrently; "bells were pealing"
ring, peal - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
2.peal - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
ding, dingdong, dong - go `ding dong', like a bell
tintinnabulate - ring or sound like a small bell
peal - ring recurrently; "bells were pealing"
knell - ring as in announcing death

peal

verb
1. ring, sound, toll, resound, chime, resonate, tintinnabulate The church bells pealed at the stroke of midnight.
noun
1. ring, sound, ringing, clamour, chime, clang, carillon, tintinnabulation the great peals of the Abbey bells
2. clap, sound, crash, blast, roar, rumble, resounding, reverberation great peals of thunder
3. roar, fit, shout, scream, gale, howl, shriek, hoot She burst into peals of laughter.

peal

verb
To give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound:
Translations
جَلْجَلَه، طَنينقَصْف او هَزيم الرَّعْدمَجْموعَة أجْراسيَقْصِف، يَرعِد
burácethřmotrachotvýbuchzvonění
bragbrageklokkespilringeringen
dörejharangsorharangzúgászeng
dynjandi hávaîiklukknaómur, klukknaspilóma, klingjasamhljómandi klukkur
gaudesysgriaudėjimasgriaudimasnugriaudėtinuskambėti
dārdētgrandētgrāviensnodārdētnograndēt
zvonkohra
çan sesleriçanlar melodisiçanlar topluluğugümbürdemekgümbürtü

peal

[piːl]
A. N (= sound of bells) → repique m
a peal of bells (= set) → un carillón
a peal of thunderun trueno
the peal of the organel sonido del órgano
peals of laughtercarcajadas fpl
B. VT (also peal out) → repicar, tocar a vuelo
C. VI [church bell] → repicar, tocar a vuelo; [doorbell, organ] → sonar

peal

[ˈpiːl] n
[bells] → carillon m
peals of laughter → éclats mpl de rire
to burst into peals of laughter → éclater de rire

peal

n peal of bells (= sound)Glockengeläut(e) nt, → Glockenläuten nt; (= set)Glockenspiel nt; peals of laughterschallendes Gelächter; peal of thunderDonnerrollen nt, → Donnerschlag m
vtläuten
vi (bell)läuten; (thunder)dröhnen

peal

[piːl]
1. n (sound of bells) → scampanio
peal of thunder → fragore m di tuono
peals of laughter → scoppi mpl di risa
2. vtsuonare (a distesa)
3. vi (also peal out) (bell) → suonare (a distesa); (thunder) → rimbombare

peal

(piːl) noun
1. the ringing of (a set of) bells.
2. a set of (usually church) bells.
3. a loud noise. peals of laughter/thunder.
verb
to (cause to) ring or sound loudly. Thunder pealed through the valley.
References in classic literature ?
John Brooke laughed then as he never dared to laugh afterward, and the derisive Scott smiled involuntarily as he heard the hearty peal, which put the finishing stroke to poor Meg's woe.
A milkman was distributing the contents of his cans from door to door; and the harsh peal of a fisherman's conch shell was heard far off, around the corner.
Carried away by the grotesque horror of this picture, the minister, unawares, and to his own infinite alarm, burst into a great peal of laughter.
George had the satisfaction, as the bell rang out its farewell peal, to see Marks walk down the plank to the shore; and drew a long sigh of relief, when the boat had put a returnless distance between them.
She sent out the sort of wholehearted peal of laughter which God had vouchsafed in its perfection to none but the happy angels in heaven and the bruised and broken black slave on the earth, and said:
A deep peal of thunder went rolling and tumbling down the heavens and lost itself in sullen rumblings in the distance.
The clap of thunder that shook the house just at that moment made no such peal in Miranda Sawyer's ears as Jane's remark made when it fell with a deafening roar on her conscience.
It passed off in a clamorous peal that seemed to wake an echo in every lonely chamber; though it originated but in one, and I could have pointed out the door whence the accents issued.
Every room above, and every cask in the wine-merchant's cellars below, appeared to have a separate peal of echoes of its own.
Sophy tripped away, and we heard her received in the adjoining room with a peal of laughter.
Here comes the mare," said Joe, "ringing like a peal of bells
The bells of the old Raveloe church were ringing the cheerful peal which told that the morning service was ended; and out of the arched doorway in the tower came slowly, retarded by friendly greetings and questions, the richer parishioners who had chosen this bright Sunday morning as eligible for church-going.