verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of peal
Synonyms for peal
Related Words for pealsound, resounding, crash, ringing, roar, thunder, rumble, reverberation, carillon, tintinnabulation, ring, blast, clamor, clap, bell, crack, toll, resonate, knell, resound
Examples from the Web for peal
Historical Examples of peal
At that moment, to his excessive astonishment, the organ began to peal forth.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Sometimes all the bells which compose a peal tell their various uses.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
A moment of stunned quiet had succeeded the peal of thunder.The Gentleman From Indiana
Our eyes met, and Adelaide burst into a peal of harsh laughter.The First Violin
Ned never forgot the peal of laughter which came from his parents.
Word Origin for peal
1630s, from peal (n.). Related: Pealed; pealing.