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Peal


PEAL, noun [from Latin pello, whence appello, to appeal. The sense is to drive; a peal is a driving of sound. This word seems to belong to the family of Latin balo, and Eng. to bawl, jubilee, bell, etc.]

A loud sound, usually a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts of a multitude, etc.

PEAL, verb intransitive To utter loud and solemn sounds; as the pealing organ.

PEAL, verb transitive To assail with noise.

Nor was his ear less pealed.

1. To cause to ring or sound; to celebrate.

The warrior's name

Though pealed and chimed on all the tongues of fame.

2. To stir or agitate. [Not used.]