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bleat

bleat

pronunciation:
blit
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the characteristic vocal sound of a goat, sheep, or calf.
The young lamb lifted up its head and gave out a short bleat.
definition 2: any sound resembling such a cry.
Her answer was a pathetic bleat.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bleated, bleating, bleats
definition: to make a bleating sound.
We could hear the sheep bleating as they came nearer.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to produce an utterance in the manner of a bleat; whine.
The child bleated his complaints loudly.