peal

Part of speech: verb

To ring loudly.

Part of speech: noun

A prolonged, sonorous, clanging sound.

Part of speech: noun

A set of large bells musically attuned; a chime.

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Usage examples "peal":

  1. Then only Alexander threw back her head and let her laughter peal out. - "A Pagan of the Hills", Charles Neville Buck.
  2. A peal of merry laughter answered her, and the knives and forks fell to the plates with a clatter. - "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz", L. Frank Baum..
  3. That old rogue runs things down all over the markets, and he often waits till the last peal of the bell before spending four sous in purchase. - "The Fat and the Thin", Emile Zola.