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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 ?
Thrice did there peal peals at the gate like thunders, thrice did the vaults resound and howl again: then did I go to the gate.
A sudden clap of thunder is heard, and as peal follows peal, Oedipus is aware that his hour is come and bids Antigone summon Theseus.
Fire-flies hung in bright clusters on the dewy leaves, that waved in the cool night-wind; and the flowers stood gazing, in very wonder, at the little Elves, who lay among the fern-leaves, swung in the vine-boughs, sailed on the lake in lily cups, or danced on the mossy ground, to the music of the hare-bells, who rung out their merriest peal in honor of the night.
A deep peal of thunder went rolling and tumbling down the heavens and lost itself in sullen rumblings in the distance.
No idea can be formed of his delight on days when the grand peal was sounded.
I could not help joining, and we laughed together, peal after peal, until the tavern rang again.
If you, dearest Julia, were approaching the altar the bell would ring out its merriest peal.
It was before this ruinous building that the worthy couple paused, as the first peal of distant thunder reverberated in the air, and the rain commenced pouring violently down.
now the peal comes from the church in Brattle Street
I hope you are not reflecting on my personal appearance," said Jack; and it was so funny to hear his grave voice, while his face continued to wear its jolly smile, that Tip again burst into a peal of laughter.
Surely the wickedness of falsehood, and breach of faith, cannot possibly be so highly expressed, as in that it shall be the last peal, to call the judgments of God upon the generations of men; it being foretold, that when Christ cometh, he shall not find faith upon the earth.
For the thousandth time vainly he tried to analyse the tone-quality of that enormous peal that dominated the land far into the strong-holds of the surrounding tribes.