peal

  • 1 Peal — Peal, n. [An abbrev. of F. appel a call, appeal, ruffle of a drum, fr. appeller to call, L. appellare. See {Appeal}.] 1. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc. A fair peal of… …

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  • 2 Peal — Peal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pealing}.] 1. To utter or give out loud sounds. [1913 Webster] There let the pealing organ blow. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To resound; to echo. [1913 Webster] And the whole air pealed With the… …

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  • 3 Peal — Peal, v. t. 1. To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud sounds; to noise abroad. [1913 Webster] The warrior s name, Though pealed and chimed on all the tongues of fame. J. Barlow. [1913 Webster] 2. To assail with noise or loud… …

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  • 4 Peal — Peal, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Peal — Peal, v. i. To appeal. [Obs.] Spencer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 peal — [n] chime, clang blast, carillon, clamor, clap, crash, resounding, reverberation, ring, ringing, roar, rumble, sound, thunder, tintinnabulation*; concept 595 peal [v] chime, clang bell, bong, crack, crash, knell, resonate, resound, reverberate,… …

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  • 7 peal — ► NOUN 1) a loud or prolonged ringing of a bell or bells. 2) a loud repeated or reverberating sound of thunder or laughter. 3) a set of bells. ► VERB ▪ ring or resound in a peal. ORIGIN shortening of APPEAL(Cf. ↑appeal …

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  • 8 peal — [pēl] n. [ME pele, aphetic for apele,APPEAL] 1. the loud ringing of a bell or set of bells 2. a) a set of tuned bells; chimes; carillon b) the ringing of changes on such a set of bells 3. any loud, prolonged sound, as of gunfire, thunder,… …

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  • 9 peal — (n.) late 14c., generally considered a shortened form of APPEAL (Cf. appeal), with the notion of a bell that summons people to church. This is not entirely convincing, but no better theory has been put forth. Extended sense of loud ringing of… …

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  • 10 peal — s. m. 1. Escarpim. 2.  [Portugal: Trás os Montes] Presilha que liga à planta do pé a meia que só cobre a perna desde o joelho ao tornozelo …

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  • 11 peal — sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: restringido. Parte de la media que cubre el pie. 2. Uso/registro: restringido. Media sin pie que se sujeta a éste con una tira. 3. Origen …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 12 peal — (Del lat. pedālis). 1. m. Parte de la media que cubre el pie. 2. Media sin pie que se sujeta a este con una trabilla. 3. Paño con que se cubre el pie. 4. Esterilla circular de esparto que se pone en las jaulas de los reclamos de perdiz. 5. coloq …

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  • 13 Peal — A peal is a term used to describe a performance of change ringing, usually on tower or hand bells. Frequently the term refers to performances which comply with a set of decisions published by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.Originally… …

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  • 14 peal — ap·peal·a·bil·i·ty; ap·peal·a·ble; ap·peal·er; ap·peal·ing; peal; re·peal·able; re·peal·er; re·peal·ist; ap·peal; re·peal; ap·peal·ing·ly; ap·peal·ing·ness; …

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  • 15 peal — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deafening, loud VERB + PEAL ▪ burst into, give, let out ▪ He burst into peals of laughter …

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  • 16 peal — peal1 [pi:l] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: appeal] 1.) a sudden loud sound of laughter peal of ▪ We could hear peals of laughter coming from the hall. 2.) a loud sound of thunder = ↑clap peal of ▪ A loud peal of thunder crashed direc …

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  • 17 peal — I UK [piːl] / US [pɪl] verb Word forms peal : present tense I/you/we/they peal he/she/it peals present participle pealing past tense pealed past participle pealed 1) [intransitive/transitive] if a bell peals, or if someone peals it, it makes a… …

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  • 18 peal — [[t]pi͟ːl[/t]] peals, pealing, pealed 1) VERB When bells peal, they ring one after another, making a musical sound. Church bells pealed at the stroke of midnight. N COUNT Peal is also a noun. ...the great peal of the Abbey bells. 2) N COUNT: oft… …

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  • 19 peal — peal1 [ pil ] noun count 1. ) a sound of several bells ringing a ) TECHNICAL a tune played on a set of bells b ) TECHNICAL a set of bells 2. ) peal of a loud sound of laughter: Her suggestion was greeted with peals of laughter. a ) a loud sound… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 peal — /peel/, 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 cannon, thunder, applause, or laughter. v.t. 5. to… …

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