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peal

a ringing of a set of bells; chime: The church bells peal Christmas carols.
Not to be confused with:
peel – skin or rind of a fruit such as banana or orange; to strip away or pare: peel potatoes
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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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 - 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
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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.
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peal

verb
To give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound:
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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
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peal

[ˈpiːl] n
[bells] → carillon m
peals of laughter → éclats mpl de rire
to burst into peals of laughter → éclater de rire
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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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
And she thought only of them as the clergyman laid his hand upon her head, and spoke of the holy baptism, of the covenant with God, and how she should be now a matured Christian; and the organ pealed so solemnly; the sweet children's voices sang, and the old music-directors sang, but Karen only thought of her red shoes.
And the organ pealed, and the children's voices in the choir sounded so sweet and soft!
And, while he wept, the wonderful sound had pealed forth--if by PEAL, he had often thought since, an adequate description could be given of the enunciation of so vast a sound melting sweet.
And then the bells of the Nikolaikirche had pealed across the water, from a remote and unseen source, so that their sound travelled like the outer ripples of some past peal, already concluded.
For more than an hour on Thursday, the bells of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral pealed to bid goodbye to the man who had led his flock for over 29 years.