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Meaning of BLEAT

Pronunciation:  bleet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
  2. [v]  cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"
  3. [v]  talk whiningly
 

BLEAT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: baa, blat, blate
 
 See Also: complain, cry, emit, kick, kvetch, let loose, let out, plain, quetch, sound off, utter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bleat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bleated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bleating}.] [OE. bleten, AS. bl?tan; akin to D. blaten,
    bleeten, OHG. bl[=a]zan, pl[=a]zan; prob. of imitative
    origin.]
    To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry
    like a sheep or calf.
    
          Then suddenly was heard along the main, To low the ox,
          to bleat the woolly train.               --Pope
    
          The ewe that will not hear her lamb when it baas, will
          never answer a calf when he bleats.      --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Bleat\, n.
    A plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep.
    
          The bleat of fleecy sheep.               --Chapman's
                                                   Homer.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bark, bawl, bay, beef, bell, bellow, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, blate, blow off, bray, call, caterwaul, crab, cry, fuss, give tongue, give voice, howl, low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, neigh, nicker, pule, roar, screak, scream, screech, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, troat, ululate, wail, whicker, whine, whinny, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl
 

 

 

 

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