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Definitions and Synonyms of pedal | Another word for pedal | What is pedal?

Definition 1: a lever that is operated with the foot - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pedal in the sense of this definition

(pedal is a kind of ...) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

(... is a kind of pedal ) a pedal that controls the throttle valve

"he stepped on the gas"

(... is a kind of pedal ) foot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder

(... is a kind of pedal ) a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism

"he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"

(... is a kind of pedal ) a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound

(... is a kind of pedal ) a pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating

(... is part of pedal) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

(... is part of pedal) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

(... is part of pedal) wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard

Definition 2: a sustained bass note - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for pedal in the sense of this definition

(pedal is a kind of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

Definition 3: operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument - [verb of creation]

(pedal is a kind of ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

(pedal implies ...) replay (as a melody)

"Play it again, Sam" "She played the third movement very beautifully"

(pedal belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

Definition 4: ride a bicycle - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for pedal in the sense of this definition

(pedal is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

(... is a kind of pedal ) ride a unicycle

(... is a kind of pedal ) pedal backwards on a bicycle

Definition 5: of or relating to the feet - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where pedal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'

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