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BLEAT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bleat mean? 

BLEAT (noun)
  The noun BLEAT has 1 sense:

1. the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)

  Familiarity information: BLEAT used as a noun is very rare.


BLEAT (verb)
  The verb BLEAT has 2 senses:

1. talk whiningly
2. cry plaintively

  Familiarity information: BLEAT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLEAT (noun)


Sense 1bleat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("bleat" is a kind of...):

cry (the characteristic utterance of an animal)


BLEAT (verb)


Sense 1bleat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk whiningly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "bleat" is one way to...):

complain; kick; kvetch; plain; quetch; sound off (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2bleat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cry plaintively

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

baa; blat; blate; bleat

Context example:

The lambs were bleating

Hypernyms (to "bleat" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

You can hear animals bleat in the meadows
The meadows bleat with animals


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