peal - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/piːl/
singularpeal
pluralpeals
  1. 1

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    a sound of several bells ringing
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    1. a.
      a tune played on a set of bells in bell-ringing
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  2. 2
    a loud sound of laughter
    peal of:

    Her suggestion was greeted with peals of laughter.

    1. a.
      a loud sound of thunder
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