Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pedal

2 senses of pedal

Sense 1
pedal point, pedal -- (a sustained bass note)
       => note, musical note, tone -- (a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long")

Sense 2
pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever -- (a lever that is operated with the foot)
       => lever -- (a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pedal

2 senses of pedal

Sense 1
bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel -- (ride a bicycle)
       => ride -- (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day")

Sense 2
pedal -- (operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument)
       => operate, control -- (handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever")

Similarity of adj pedal

1 sense of pedal

Sense 1
pedal -- (of or relating to the feet; "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'")

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