Definition of 'peal'
Example sentences containing 'peal'
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Her limbs, already aching with fatigue, seemed dragged down further by each peal. THE HELLBOUND HEART (2001)A peal of thunder followed the lightning with barely a beat intervening. THE HELLBOUND HEART (2001)With each peal the bulb's light was becoming more revelatory. THE HELLBOUND HEART (2001)
By the end of the day, summer thunder would peal through dry mountain canyons, shaking the land down to its granite bones. DESERT RAIN (2001)
Trends of 'peal'
Used Occasionally. peal is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'peal'
British English: peal VERB
When bells peal, they ring one after another, making a musical sound.
The bells pealed at the stroke of midnight.
Definition of peal from the Collins English Dictionary
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