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peals, plural;
  1. (of a bell or bells) Ring loudly or in a peal
    • - all the bells of the city began to peal
  2. (of laughter or thunder) Sound in a peal
    • - Aunt Edie's laughter pealed around the parlor
  3. Convey or give out by the ringing of bells
    • - the carillon pealed out the news to the waiting city
  1. A loud ringing of a bell or bells

  2. A series of unique changes (strictly, at least five thousand) rung on a set of bells

  3. A set of bells

  4. A loud repeated or reverberating sound of thunder or laughter
    • - Ross burst into peals of laughter

  1. a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  2. ring recurrently; "bells were pealing"
  3. ring: sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
  4. A peal is the name given to a specific type of performance of change ringing. The precise definition of a peal has changed considerably over the years. ...
  5. (Peals) The Research Centre was established in 1999 as a partnership between the University of Durham, Newcastle University and the Centre for Life.
  6. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc; To sound with a peal or peals
  7. A group of different-sized bells, usually from two to six, located in a belfry of the Christian church and rung according to the liturgical calendar and on other special occasions. Each bell of the peal swings at its own rate, thus producing an ensemble of disorganized sound. ...
  8. A true touch of at least 5000 changes. This typically takes around three hours to ring.
  9. A set of bells, often between five and twelve in number, tuned to a diatonic scale.