Definition of beep in English:


Syllabification: beep
Pronunciation: /bēp


  • A short, high-pitched sound emitted by electronic equipment or a vehicle horn.
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    • Someone was beeping a car horn, long and short beeps that sounded like Morse code.
    • Sorry I couldn't come to the phone right now, but leave your name number and a short message after the beep and I'll holler right back atcha!
    • The sound of an electronic beep, over and over again, echoing my heartbeats.


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  • 1(Of a horn or electronic device) produce a short, high-pitched sound: radio receivers squawked and beeped
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    • I groan when one of the devices starts beeping or ringing or humming in a darkened theater.
    • Different mechanical devices beeped and whirred on tables and panels.
    • The car horn beeped, signaling that my father was getting extremely impatient.
  • 1.1 [with object] chiefly North American Summon (someone) by means of a pager: they have themselves beeped in restaurants
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    • His Palm now beeps him to take the drug, as well as his vitamins.
    • This could be one of his juiciest scoops in months, and it was all Jared could do to stop himself from beeping Todd again.
    • She was asleep at the hotel when I beeped her, but she admitted that she would do anything to get away from Alex.


1920s: imitative.

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