pedalling

[ ped-l or for 6–8, peed-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF pedalling

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"It served him jolly well right," she said, pedalling faster.

Every pianist of note has, of course, his own style of pedalling.

And Jerry put his whole heart into his pedalling and bore her at the top of his speed.

Lorania was still in the saddle, pedalling from sheer force of habit, and clinging to the handle bars.

His breath became audible, his steering unsteady, his pedalling positively ferocious.

There is a very great deal in pedalling evenly, as this not only lessens the labour but takes away all difficulty of steering.

Lorania was still in the saddle, pedalling from sheer force of habit, and clinging to the handle-bars.

He was of a Godlike kindness when his mind inclined to music, and the pedalling was skilful and sure.

We'll turn the piano so that seeing how the pedalling is done won't distract their attention from the music.

He was bent double over the handle bars, pedalling frantically.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "lever (on an organ) worked by foot," from French pédale "feet, trick with the feet," from Italian pedale "treadle, pedal," from Late Latin pedale "(thing) of the foot," neuter of Latin pedalis "of the foot," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).

Extended to various mechanical contrivances by 1789. Pedal steel guitar is from 1969. Pedal-pushers "type of women's trousers suitable for bicycling" is from 1944.

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