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Definition of "bleat" [bleat]

  • The characteristic cry of a goat or sheep. (noun)
  • A sound similar to this cry. (noun)
  • A whining, feeble complaint. (noun)
  • To utter the characteristic cry of a goat or sheep. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter a sound similar to this cry, especially a whine. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bleat" in a sentence
  • "I don't know if you care or not but a great doe bleat is Primos Original Can Doe in estrus"
  • "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."
  • "I say occasionally because the majority of what I tweet (some would say "bleat") covers subjects near and dear to my sophomoric soul: genitals, bowel movements or just plain obscure references to even more obscure behavior both real and fictional that I (and my cadre of equally depraved followers) find amusing."