To ring a peal
Ring Ring (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung} (r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.] 1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell. [1913 Webster]

2. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound. [1913 Webster]

The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums, Hath rung night's yawning peal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly. [1913 Webster]

{To ring a peal}, to ring a set of changes on a chime of bells.

{To ring the changes upon}. See under {Change}.

{To ring in} or {To ring out}, to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by the ringing of bells; as, to ring out the old year and ring in the new. --Tennyson.

{To ring the bells backward}, to sound the chimes, reversing the common order; -- formerly done as a signal of alarm or danger. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To ring a peal — Peal Peal, n. [An abbrev. of F. appel a call, appeal, ruffle of a drum, fr. appeller to call, L. appellare. See {Appeal}.] 1. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc. A fair peal of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To ring in — Ring Ring (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung} (r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.] 1. To cause to sound, especially by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To ring out — Ring Ring (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung} (r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.] 1. To cause to sound, especially by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To ring the bells backward — Ring Ring (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung} (r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.] 1. To cause to sound, especially by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To ring the changes upon — Ring Ring (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung} (r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.] 1. To cause to sound, especially by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peal — Peal, n. [An abbrev. of F. appel a call, appeal, ruffle of a drum, fr. appeller to call, L. appellare. See {Appeal}.] 1. A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc. A fair peal of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ring — (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung} (r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.] 1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ring — ring1 [riŋ] vi. rang or Now Chiefly Dial. rung, rung, ringing [ME ringen < OE hringan < IE echoic base * ker > RAVEN1, CREAK, L corvus, crow] 1. to give forth a clear, resonant sound when struck or otherwise caused to vibrate, as a bell …   English World dictionary

  • ring — ring1 ringless, adj. ringlike, adj. /ring/, n., v., ringed, ringing. n. 1. a typically circular band of metal or other durable material, esp. one of gold or other precious metal, often set with gems, for wearing on the finger as an ornament, a… …   Universalium

  • Peal — A peal is a term used to describe a performance of change ringing, usually on tower or hand bells. Frequently the term refers to performances which comply with a set of decisions published by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.Originally… …   Wikipedia

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