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Definition of peal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    peal

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//piːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//piːl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peal
    BrE BrE//piːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//piːl//
     
    he / she / it peals
    BrE BrE//piːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//piːlz//
     
    past simple pealed
    BrE BrE//piːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//piːld//
     
    past participle pealed
    BrE BrE//piːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//piːld//
     
    -ing form pealing
    BrE BrE//ˈpiːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] peal (out) (of bells) to ring loudly The bells of the city began to peal out.
  2. 2[intransitive] peal (with something) to suddenly laugh loudly Ellen pealed with laughter. His laughter pealed across the room.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: shortening of appeal.
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