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pedal 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈpedl/,
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pedals, plural;
  1. Of or relating to the foot or feet

Verb
  1. Move by working the pedals of a bicycle
    • - they pedaled along the canal towpath
  2. Move (a bicycle) by working its pedals
    • - she was pedaling a bicycle around town
  3. Work the pedals of a bicycle
    • - he was coming down the path on his bike, pedaling hard
  4. Use the pedals of a piano, esp. in a particular style
    • - Chopin gave no indications of pedaling in his manuscript
Noun
  1. A foot-operated lever or control for a vehicle, musical instrument, or other mechanism, in particular

  2. Each of a pair of cranks used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by leg power

  3. A foot-operated throttle, brake, or clutch control in a motor vehicle

  4. Each of a set of two or three levers on a piano, particularly (also sustaining pedal) one that, when depressed by the foot, 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

  5. Each key of an organ keyboard that is played with the feet


  1. of or relating to the feet; "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"
  2. bicycle: ride a bicycle
  3. pedal point: a sustained bass note
  4. a lever that is operated with the foot
  5. operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
  6. Piano pedals are foot-operated levers at the base of a piano which change the instrument's sound in various ways. ...
  7. A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano; a foot or footlike part; To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion; To operate a bicycle; Of or relating to the foot
  8. (Pedaling) pushing with one foot while keeping the other on the sled.
  9. (Pedaling) When a driver lifts off the throttle, then gets back on it again, in an attempt to regain traction with the rear tires.
  10. (Pedals (Cars)) The prettiest parts of flowers are the pedals.
  11. (Pedals) The foot levers that turn the chainrings.
  12. (Pedals) These small platforms allow you to propel the bike with your feet. They are attached to the crank arms. Basic pedals are flat platforms. Pedals for more advanced riders have toe clips or cleats designed specifically for bike shoes.
  13. a long held note within a piece of music; the pedal is held while other parts move above it.
  14. A low vibration tone produced by brass instruments when jaw is loosened. Noise is sometimes mistaken for the conventional brain fart.
  15. A foot-operated lever or control for a vehicle or other mechanism.
  16. A bass line that stays mainly on one note (or its octaves) under several changes of harmony. Also pedal-point. The most typical situation is when a dominant pedal (bass on V) underlies a turnaround progression like I - VI - ii - V. The root of the I chord can also act as a pedal.
  17. or organ point is the sustaining of a single note in the bass (or, in the case of an inverted pedal, in an upper part) while the harmonies move independently. Unless the harmonies are sometimes foreign to the sustained note, it does not constitute a pedal. ...
  18. mechanical interface between foot and crank arm. There are two general types - one secures the foot with a mechanical clamp or cage and the other has no connection to lock the foot to the pedal.
  19. The power-transfer point from foot to bike. Usually comes with toe-clips or clipless configuration to maximize power transfer.
  20. A lever operated by the foot. It is distinguished from a footplate. A footplate allows you to rest your foot, but no action takes place. However, when you place your foot on a pedal, some action could take place. ...
  21. A bass note which is held or repeated. the chords and melody change over the top.
  22. A flight control operated by pushing with feet, primarily to control yaw via the rudder in fixed-wing aircraft or thrust to tail rotor in rotary-wing aircraft; pedals are automatically controlled in modern aircraft;
  23. This is what a rider will put their foot on to drive the chain that will move the wheels.
  24. The foot pedals used to control the hi-hats and the bass drum.
  25. 1. The fundamental or lowest note of the harmonic series especially applied to playing brass instruments. 2. A mechanism controlled by feet; eg piano, harp, etc. 3. meaning pedal point, see above.