[ped-l or for 6–8, peed-l] /ˈpɛd l or for 6–8, ˈpid l/ noun 1. a foot-operated lever used to control certain mechanisms, as automobiles, or to play or modify the sounds of certain musical instruments, as pianos, organs, or harps. 2. a leverlike part worked by the foot to supply power in various mechanisms, as […]
/ˈpɛdələʊ/ noun (pl) -los, -loes 1. a pleasure craft driven by pedal-operated paddle wheels
noun 1. a piano having a pedal keyboard of 29 notes and connected with an action placed at the back where a special soundboard, covered with 29 strings, is built into the case.
noun, Music. 1. a tone sustained by one part, usually the bass, while other parts progress without reference to it. 2. a passage containing it. /ˈpɛdəl/ noun 1. (music) a sustained bass note, over which the other parts move bringing about changing harmonies Often shortened to pedal