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  • Peal — Peal, n. [An abbrev. of F. appel a call, appeal, ruffle of a drum, fr. appeller to call, L. appellare. See {Appeal}.] 1. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc. A fair peal of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bells — • Article covers origin, benediction, uses, archaeology and inscriptions, and points of law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bells     Bells      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • peal — [pēl] n. [ME pele, aphetic for apele,APPEAL] 1. the loud ringing of a bell or set of bells 2. a) a set of tuned bells; chimes; carillon b) the ringing of changes on such a set of bells 3. any loud, prolonged sound, as of gunfire, thunder,… …   English World dictionary

  • peal — ► NOUN 1) a loud or prolonged ringing of a bell or bells. 2) a loud repeated or reverberating sound of thunder or laughter. 3) a set of bells. ► VERB ▪ ring or resound in a peal. ORIGIN shortening of APPEAL(Cf. ↑appeal …   English terms dictionary

  • bells and bell-ringing — Bells hung high in the towers of churches are rung to announce church services. In Britain the sound of church bells from a belfry is associated with Sunday mornings and with weddings. Bells throughout the country may also be rung at times of… …   Universalium

  • peal — (n.) late 14c., generally considered a shortened form of APPEAL (Cf. appeal), with the notion of a bell that summons people to church. This is not entirely convincing, but no better theory has been put forth. Extended sense of loud ringing of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Peal — A peal is a term used to describe a performance of change ringing, usually on tower or hand bells. Frequently the term refers to performances which comply with a set of decisions published by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.Originally… …   Wikipedia

  • peal — peal1 [pi:l] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: appeal] 1.) a sudden loud sound of laughter peal of ▪ We could hear peals of laughter coming from the hall. 2.) a loud sound of thunder = ↑clap peal of ▪ A loud peal of thunder crashed direc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peal — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deafening, loud VERB + PEAL ▪ burst into, give, let out ▪ He burst into peals of laughter …   Collocations dictionary

  • peal — 1 noun (C) 1 a sudden loud sound of laughter or thunder (+ of): Peals of laughter came from the other room. 2 the sound of the loud ringing of bells (+ of): a joyous peal of bells 3 technical a) a musical pattern made by ringing a number of bells …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peal — peal1 [ pil ] noun count 1. ) a sound of several bells ringing a ) TECHNICAL a tune played on a set of bells b ) TECHNICAL a set of bells 2. ) peal of a loud sound of laughter: Her suggestion was greeted with peals of laughter. a ) a loud sound… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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