Peal meaning

pēl
A loud burst of noise.

Peals of laughter.

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To sound in a peal; ring.
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A ringing of a set of bells, especially a change or set of changes rung on bells.
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A set of bells tuned to each other; a chime.
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To cause to peal.
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The loud ringing of a bell or set of bells.
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Any loud, prolonged sound, as of gunfire, thunder, laughter, etc.
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To sound in a peal; resound; ring.
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A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc.
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A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale.
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The changes rung on a set of bells.
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(intransitive) To sound with a peal or peals.
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To utter or sound loudly.
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To assail with noise.
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To resound; to echo.
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(UK, dialect) To pour out.

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A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
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Origin of peal

  • Middle English pele a bell peal, especially as a summons to church short for apel appeal appeal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French appel (“a call, appeal, ruffle of a drum").

    From Wiktionary

  • Uncertain.

    From Wiktionary