Bleated



to utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry.
to give forth with or as if with a bleat:
He bleated his objections in a helpless rage.
to babble; prate.
the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf.
any similar sound:
the bleat of distant horns.
foolish, complaining talk; babble:
I listened to their inane bleat all evening.
Historical Examples

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Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
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Moni the Goat-Boy Johanna Spyri
Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
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The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
The Lady of Loyalty House Justin Huntly McCarthy
Lord Jim Joseph Conrad

verb
(intransitive) (of a sheep, goat, or calf) to utter its characteristic plaintive cry
(intransitive) to speak with any similar sound
to whine; whimper
noun
the characteristic cry of sheep, goats, and young calves
any sound similar to this
a weak complaint or whine
v.
n.

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