Peal Definition

pēl
pealed, pealing, peals
noun
peals
The loud ringing of a bell or set of bells.
Webster's New World
A set of tuned bells; chimes; carillon.
Webster's New World
The ringing of changes on such a set of bells.
Webster's New World
Any loud, prolonged sound, as of gunfire, thunder, laughter, etc.
Webster's New World

A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.

Wiktionary
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verb
pealed, pealing, peals
To sound in a peal; resound; ring.
Webster's New World
To cause to peal.
American Heritage

To assail with noise.

Wiktionary
(UK, dialect) To pour out.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Peal

Noun

Singular:
peal
Plural:
peals

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

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