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pedal

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈpɛd(ə)l], (Noun)

Definitions:
- each of a pair of foot-operated levers used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by the legs.

- a foot-operated throttle, brake, or clutch control in a motor vehicle
(e.g: a brake pedal)

- each of a set of two or three levers on a piano, particularly (also sustaining pedal) one which, when depressed, prevents the dampers from stopping the sound when the keys are released. The second is the soft pedal; a third, if present, produces either selective sustaining or complete muffling of the tone.


Phrases:
- with the pedal to the metal

Origin:
early 17th century (denoting a foot-operated lever of an organ): from French pédale, from Italian pedale, from Latin pedalis ‘a foot in length’, from pes, ped- ‘foot’


[ˈpɛd(ə)l], (Verb)

Definitions:
- move by working the pedals of a bicycle
(e.g: they pedalled along the canal towpath)

- use the pedals of a piano, organ, or other keyboard instrument, especially in a particular style
(e.g: the organist pedalled furiously, her feet travelling musical miles)


Phrases:
- with the pedal to the metal

Origin:


[ˈpiːd(ə)l], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- relating to the foot or feet.


Phrases:

Origin:
early 17th century: from Latin pedalis, from pes, ped- ‘foot’







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