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Meaning of bleat

bleat

Pronunciation: (blēt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry.
—v.t.
  1. to give forth with or as if with a bleat: He bleated his objections in a helpless rage.
  2. to babble; prate.
—n.
  1. the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf.
  2. any similar sound: the bleat of distant horns.
  3. foolish, complaining talk; babble: I listened to their inane bleat all evening.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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