Peal

Definition of Peal

Pronunciation: pēld
n.1.(Zool.) A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
v. i.1.To appeal.
n.1.A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc.
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.
v. i.1.To utter or give out loud sounds.
[imp. & p. p. Pealed (pēld); p. pr. & vb. n. Pealing.]
There let the pealing organ blow.
- Milton.
2.To resound; to echo.
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.

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