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peal

peal

 
pronunciation:
pil
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a loud ringing of bells of different tones.
I heard the peal of church bells.
definition 2: a long, loud noise.
The audience broke into peals of laughter at his joke.The silence was broken by a peal of thunder.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pealed, pealing, peals
definition: to make a long, loud noise; resound; ring.
The church bells pealed in honor of their wedding.
similar words:
chime, clang, ring
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word peel (to pull or tear away)? Peal and peel sound alike but have different meanings.