Peal vs Phal - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between peal and phal

is that 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 while phal is or phal can be (informal|botany) phalaenopsis.

As a verb peal

is to sound with a peal or peals.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

peal

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(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

    Uncertain.

    Noun

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

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    phal

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, botany) phalaenopsis
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