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English definition of “peal”

peal

verb [I] uk   /piːl/ us  
When bells peal, they ring with a loud sound: After their wedding the bells pealed out from the tower.

peal

noun [C] uk   /piːl/ us  
a long loud sound or series of sounds, especially of laughter or thunder: Her suggestion was met with peals of laughter. A loud peal of thunder woke him from restless sleep. a long loud ring: When we heard the peal of (the) bells, we knew a truce had been declared.
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