Palest vs Pealest - What's the difference?

palest | pealest |

As verbs the difference between palest and pealest

is that palest is (pale) while pealest is (archaic) (peal).

As an adjective palest

is (pale).




  • (pale)
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • Verb

  • (pale)
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  • *:“[…] Who’s over me? Truth hath no confines. Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends’ glarings is a doltish stare! So, so; thou reddenest and palest ; my heat has melted thee to anger-glow. But look ye, Starbuck, what is said in heat, that thing unsays itself.”
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  • (archaic) (peal)

  • peal


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, laughter, of a multitude, etc.
  • * 1883:
  • 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
  • * Hayward
  • a fair peal of artillery
  • * Shakespeare
  • whether those peals of praise be his or no
  • * Byron
  • and a deep thunder, peal' on ' peal , afar
  • A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale.
  • The changes rung on a set of bells.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To sound with a peal or peals.
  • * 1864: , Christmas Bells
  • Then pealed the bells more loud and deep...
  • * 1939: , In My Merry Oldsmobile
  • 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.
  • * 2006: New York Times
  • The bell pealed 20 times, clanging into the dusk as Mr. Bush’s motorcade drove off.
  • To utter or sound loudly.
  • * J. Barlow
  • The warrior's name, / Though pealed and chimed on all the tongues of fame.
  • To assail with noise.
  • * Milton
  • Nor was his ear less pealed .
  • To resound; to echo.
  • * Longfellow
  • And the whole air pealed / With the cheers of our men.
  • (UK, dialect) To pour out.
  • (Halliwell)
  • (obsolete) To appeal.
  • (Spencer)

    Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
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