Peal, 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. [Prov. Eng.]
Peal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pealed p. pr. & vb. n. Pealing.]
1. To utter or give out loud sounds.
There let the pealing organ blow. --Milton.
2. To resound; to echo.
And the whole air pealed
With the cheers of our men. --Longfellow.
Peal n. Zool. A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin. [Prov. Eng.]
Peal, v. i. To appeal. [Obs.]
1. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc. “A fair peal of artillery.”
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.
n : a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) [syn:
pealing, roll, rolling]
v 1: ring recurrently; "bells were pealing"
2: sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" [syn: ring]