a loud, prolonged ringing of bells.
a set of bells tuned to one another.
a series of changes rung on a set of bells.
any loud, sustained sound or series of sounds, as of cannon, thunder, applause, or laughter.
verb (used with object)
to sound loudly and sonorously:
to peal the bells of a tower.
Obsolete. to assail with loud sounds.
verb (used without object)
to sound forth in a peal; resound.
a loud prolonged usually reverberating sound, as of bells, thunder, or laughter
(bell-ringing) a series of changes rung in accordance with specific rules, consisting of not fewer than 5000 permutations in a ring of eight bells
(not in technical usage) the set of bells in a belfry
(intransitive) to sound with a peal or peals
(transitive) to give forth loudly and sonorously
(transitive) to ring (bells) in peals
a dialect name for a grilse or a young sea trout
mid-14c., “a ringing of a bell” especially as a call to church service, generally considered a shortened form of appeal (n.), with the notion of a bell that “summons” people to church (cf. similar evolution in peach (v.)). Extended sense of “loud ringing of bells” is first recorded 1510s.
1630s, from peal (n.). Related: Pealed; pealing.
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