Definition of "bleating" []

  • (of a sheep, goat, or calf) to utter its characteristic plaintive cry (verb)
  • To speak with any similar sound (verb)
  • To whine; whimper (verb)
  • The characteristic cry of sheep, goats, and young calves (noun)
  • Any sound similar to this (noun)
  • A weak complaint or whine (noun)
  • Present participle of bleat. The crying of a little lamb. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A noise that bleats; inane or plaintive chatter. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "bleating" in a sentence
  • "Except for the cool westerly breeze, the sporadic honks of cars and the distant effeminate voice of Hani Shaker bleating from a distant cassette player, the night was quite and relaxing."
  • "This is why despite the usual Weimarish bleating from the Lib Dems Northern Rock will not be nationalised."
  • "The thing that has annoyed me most this week is the bleating from the eternal flames."
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