Pronunciation: (pēl),[key] —n. 1. a loud, prolonged ringing of bells.
2. a set of bells tuned to one another.
3. a series of changes rung on a set of bells.
4. any loud, sustained sound or series of sounds, as of cannon, thunder, applause, or laughter.
—v.t. 1. to sound loudly and sonorously: to peal the bells of a tower. 2. Obs.to assail with loud sounds.