Peal vs Beal - What's the difference?
As a noun peal
is a loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc or peal
can be a small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
As a verb peal
is to sound with a peal or peals.
As a proper noun beal is
From (etyl) .
A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc.
- And, falling on a bench, he laughed until the tears ran down his cheeks, I could not help joining; and we laughed together, peal' after ' peal
- a fair peal of artillery
- whether those peals of praise be his or no
A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale.
The changes rung on a set of bells.
- and a deep thunder, peal' on ' peal , afar
To sound with a peal or peals.
* 1864: , Christmas Bells
* 1939: , In My Merry Oldsmobile
- Then pealed the bells more loud and deep...
- To the church we'll swiftly steal, then our wedding bells will peal ,
- You can go as far you like with me, in my merry Oldsmobile.
New York Times
To utter or sound loudly.
* J. Barlow
- The bell pealed 20 times, clanging into the dusk as Mr. Bush’s motorcade drove off.
To assail with noise.
- The warrior's name, / Though pealed and chimed on all the tongues of fame.
To resound; to echo.
- Nor was his ear less pealed .
(UK, dialect) To pour out.
- And the whole air pealed / With the cheers of our men.
(obsolete) To appeal.
A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
(dialectal, or, obsolete) A small inflammatory tumor; pustule.
(dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) To gather matter; swell; come to a head, as a pimple; fester; suppurate.