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peal



Pronunciation: (pēl), [key]
n.
1. a loud, prolonged ringing of bells.
2. a set of bells tuned to one another.
3. a series of changes rung on a set of bells.
4. any loud, sustained sound or series of sounds, as of cannon, thunder, applause, or laughter.

v.t.
1. to sound loudly and sonorously: to peal the bells of a tower.
2. Obs.to assail with loud sounds.

v.i.
to sound forth in a peal; resound.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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