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bleat

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Noun, Verb (intransitive)
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1 in 1 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

bleatv. i. [OE. bleten, AS. bltan; akin to D. blaten, bleeten, OHG. blāzan, plāzan; prob. of imitative origin.].
     To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then suddenly was heard along the main,
    To low the ox, to bleat the woolly train.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The ewe that will not hear her lamb when it baas, will never answer a calf when he bleats."  [1913 Webster]
bleatn. 
     A plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep.  [1913 Webster]
    "The bleat of fleecy sheep."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bleat, v. & n.
--v.
1 intr. (of a sheep, goat, or calf) make a weak, wavering cry.
2 intr. & tr. (often foll. by out) speak or say feebly, foolishly, or plaintively.
--n.
1 the sound made by a sheep, goat, etc.
2 a weak, plaintive, or foolish cry.

Derivative
bleater n. bleatingly adv.
Etymology
OE bl{aelig}tan (imit.)

THESAURUS

bleat

bark, bawl, bay, beef, bell, bellow, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, blate, blow off, bray, call, caterwaul, crab, cry, fuss, give tongue, give voice, howl, low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, neigh, nicker, pule, roar, screak, scream, screech, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, troat, ululate, wail, whicker, whine, whinny, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl

ROGET THESAURUS

bleat

Ululation

VB cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow, growl, snarl, bark, bow-wow, yelp, bay, bay at the moon, yap, yip, yipe, growl, yarr, yawl, snarl, howl, grunt, gruntle, snort, squeak neigh, whinny, bray, mew, mewl, meow, purr, caterwaul, pule, baa, bleat, low, moo, troat, croak, peep, coo, gobble, quack, honk, gaggle, guggle, crow, caw, squawk, screech cackle, cluck, clack, chuck, chuckle, hoot, hoo, chirp, cheep, chirrup, twitter, cuckoo, warble, trill, tweet, pipe, whistle, hum, buzz, hiss, blatter, ratatat.


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