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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this) v. - Cry plaintively; Talk whiningly.

Usage examples (33)
  • This consists in imitating, with a small instrument called a bleat, the cry of the fawn, so as to lure the doe within reach of the rifle.
  • "But you promised me ten thousand," he began to bleat.
  • Sometimes they bleat like sheep when I shave in the shower.
  • Machines are easily made that bleat not unlike human beings. for more
Tutoring comment
  • We heard the lamb "bleat" (make a plaintive cry) as it began to "bleed" (lose blood).
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