Pleas about rings (5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'rings' is the definition.
(pealing is a kind of ringing)
'pleas about' is the wordplay.
'about' indicates anagramming the letters.
'pleas' with letters rearranged gives 'PEALS'.
(Other definitions for peals that I've seen before include "Loud sounds of bells or laughter", "Lapse in bell sounds" and "Leaps about with bursts of laughter".)