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Meaning of PEAL

Pronunciation:  peel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  2. [v]  make a ringing sound
  3. [v]  ring recurrently; of bells

PEAL is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pealing, ring, roll, rolling
 See Also: ding, dingdong, dong, go, knell, peal, ring out, sound, sound, tintinnabulate, toll



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Peal\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin. [Prov. Eng.]
  2. \Peal\, v. i.
    To appeal. [Obs.] --Spencer.
  3. \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 artillery.'' --Hayward.
             Whether those peals of praise be his or no. --Shak.
             And a deep thunder, peal on peal, afar. --Byron.
    2. A set of bells tuned to each other according to the
       diatonic scale; also, the changes rung on a set of bells.
    {To ring a peal}. See under {Ring}.
  4. \Peal\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pealed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To utter or give out loud sounds.
             There let the pealing organ blow.     --Milton.
    2. To resound; to echo.
             And the whole air pealed With the cheers of our men.
  5. \Peal\, v. t.
    1. To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud
       sounds; to noise abroad.
             The warrior's name, Though pealed and chimed on all
             the tongues of fame.                  --J. Barlow.
    2. To assail with noise or loud sounds.
             Nor was his ear less pealed.          --Milton.
    3. To pour out. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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