Bleat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bliːt|  American pronunciation of the word bleat
Brit.  |bliːt|  British pronunciation of the word bleat


- the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)


- talk whiningly
- cry plaintively(syn: baa, blat, blate)


The lamb bleated as I approached.

“But why can't I go?” she bleated.

The labor union is always bleating about the management.

...a very patient, understanding person who accepts life's inconveniences without a bleat...

You, do not bleat of things that you know nothing about.

'But I've only just got here,' bleated Simon.

The lambs were bleating

Giant pandas emit a gentle bleat instead of a mighty roar.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bleat
he/she/it: bleats
present participle: bleating
past tense: bleated
past participle: bleated
singular: bleat
plural: bleats
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