What does the word peal mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • 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.

Usage examples for peal

  1. Then only Alexander threw back her head and let her laughter peal out. – A Pagan of the Hills by 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 by 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 by Emile Zola