peal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"peal" in British English

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pealverb [I]

uk   us   /piːl/
When ​bells peal, they ​ring with a ​loudsound: After ​theirwedding, the ​bells pealed out from the ​tower.

pealnoun [C]

uk   us   /piːl/
a ​longloudsound or ​series of ​sounds, ​especially of ​laughter or ​thunder: Her ​suggestion was ​met with peals of ​laughter. A ​loud peal of ​thunderwoke him from ​restlesssleep. a ​longloudring: When we ​heard the peal of (the) ​bells, we ​knew a ​truce had been ​declared.
(Definition of peal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pealverb [I]

 us   /pil/
to ​soundloudly: The ​bells pealed from the ​townhalltower.

pealnoun [C]

 us   /pil/
a ​loudsound: A peal of ​thunderwoke him up.
(Definition of peal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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