Translation of peal in Spanish:


Pronunciation /piːl//pil/


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    peal of bells (sound, musical pattern) repique de campanas masculine
    • they burst into peals of laughter se empezaron a reír a carcajadas
    • a peal of thunder un trueno
    • It is not unusual for him to burst into peals of laughter on and off the track.
    • The man behind all this is short in height but it is no tall order for him to send people into peals of laughter.
    • Massive peals of laughter rang out from the passenger seat.
    • I peeped at her, bursting into peals of laughter.
    • Finally, you'd say what I wanted to hear, and then I'd feel relieved for a few seconds, and we'd collapse into peals of laughter.
    • To her chagrin, Nook burst out in peals of unrestrained mirth.
    • I can almost hear the peals of laughter echoing up and down the land.
    • In his humorous way he sent people into peals of laughter.
    • Suddenly there was the sound of a branch breaking in the clutter of trees followed by loud peals of laughter.
    • Soon, her peals of laughter echoed through the trees around them.
    • Again, a peal of laugher erupted from the man beside him.
    • I was then seized by sudden peals of laughter which echoed and resounded through the rusting steel roof of the building.
    • We were getting dressed in our cabin when we heard Peggy starting to laugh next door and she went on and on, peal after peal.
    • This was considered a top class joke, and always sent the crowd into peals of laughter.
    • He and Pamela broke into a peal of stifled giggling!
    • Everyone silenced, looking at him standing there, and then, peals of laughter echoed round the table.
    • These shows only lasted a few seconds but were always followed by thunderous peals of laughter, especially by the ‘artist’ himself.
    • From the kitchen, she could hear peals of laughter sounding where Robert, the butler, was doubtless entertaining her younger siblings.
    • This led to peals of laughter from my partner and the two girls.
    • Friends they visited recalled the peals of laughter that would come from their room.

intransitive verb


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    (bells) repicar
    (bells) tocar a vuelo
    • The bell at the door pealed once again, as it had constantly all day.
    • It pealed like a bell, but the noise it made was so loud, so all-consuming, that she knew it couldn't be a physical bell.
    • What he saw was the thunder-lights lifting, and the bells pealing an urgent carillon as the glittering gold ship was spotted.
    • The bells pealed out in York Minster, St Stephen's, Acomb, St Andrew's, Bishopthorpe, and in other church towers across the region yesterday.
    • Bells pealed across Monaco yesterday as the principality praised Prince Albert II's rise to the throne and bid a final symbolic farewell to his late father Rainier III.
    • The sounds of wedding bells pealed through the air.
    • That did it; I pealed with laughter, Kassi joining me.
    • On her wrists and ankles, she wore chains of golden bells which pealed quietly, yet daringly as she moved to take centre stage, standing right before the fire where everyone had gathered.
    • They summon, they clang, they peal and they boom in a uniquely cacophonous harmony.
    • The church was beautiful tonight, and it was all the more wonderful when, at midnight, the bells began to peal and the whole world rejoiced that Christ was born.
    • To the onlookers below, it seemed as if a second sun lurched drunkenly through the sky, from which blazing goddesses descended and ascended while thunderbolts flashed and pealed.
    • By now, the thunderstorm was fully upon them, with thunder pealing across the sky and lightening streaking all around them as a punishing rain fell.
    • Just a day after the enclave gathered to choose the successor to John Paul II, white smoke plumed from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel and the bells pealed across Rome.
    • Shasa's face didn't change, but her laughter pealed in their mind's ears.
    • The church bells were still ringing, pealing off their notes of joy across the city.
    • A bell pealed and echoed out across the lush lawn, and the children scrambled to their feet.
    • The bell that will peal at the end of Sunday's ceremony was salvaged from the ship and usually sits in the foyer of Forum North.
    • The church bells pealed for the morning nuptial mass and a reception followed.
    • Two more bells will be installed within the week, but it will be some months before they are heard pealing across Lismore.
    • A short silence reigned for a few seconds before amused female laughter pealed out.
    • But when Elizabeth heard the bells pealing to celebrate the death of Mary Queen of Scots, she was horrified.
    • What surer sign that summer is on its way than the sound of wedding bells, pealing across the countryside?
    • What's more, the chord sequence, which gently reveals itself to be church bells pealing in the distance, is completely and devastatingly the emotional heart of the thing.
    • Church bells can be heard pealing through its streetside windows.
    • The bells of the world's only glass and steel belltower will peal for the longest time ever to celebrate the life of a cancer victim.

transitive verb

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    (bells) repicar
    (bells) tocar a vuelo