- 1A short high-pitched sound made by an electronic device as a signal or to attract attention: the autopilot sent back an acknowledgment bleepMore example sentences
- These radio units help skiers caught in an avalanche to locate each other, emitting a stream of high-pitched bleeps like a comedy sci-fi homing device.
- A barber has become so annoyed by mobile phone use in his shop that he has started issuing fines every time he hears a bleep or electronic jingle.
- The usual Gomez sound, a psychedelic blend of blues-rock and electronic bleeps and bloops, was unique enough to satisfy multiple listenings on previous albums.
- 1.1A short high-pitched electronic sound used in broadcasting as a substitute for a censored word or phrase.More example sentences
- So maybe they won't have the next hit single - if for no other reason than the bleeps censoring out the drug references could constitute a whole new backbeat on their own.
- Granted, this discussion is peppered with censors' bleeps and is incomprehensible at times due to Ozzy's slurred speech, but it's heartfelt and earnest all the same.
- Clay's appearance, broadcast with a five-second delay to allow bleeps, drew heavy advance publicity because of the boycotts.
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- 1(Of an electronic device) make a short high-pitched sound or repeated sequence of sounds: the screen flickered for a few moments and bleepedMore example sentences
- Machines bleep, robots whir, and speakers drone emotionless commands like so many HAL 9000s.
- Front and rear parking sensors bleep neurotically at you the moment you even think about colliding with anything.
- Even so, seeing him in the hospital is very difficult because his heart rate keeps dropping and you can see all the monitors bleeping and screaming.
- 1.1 [with object] Substitute a bleep or bleeps for (a censored word or phrase): cable operators have bleeped out the accuser’s nameMore example sentences
- Suffice it to say many words were bleeped out, and it was quite hilarious.
- Ironically, after years of glamorising gun crime and ghetto culture, Rockstar has finally produced a genuinely subversive game… and one where swear words are bleeped out.
- It's a radio edit so the naughty words are bleeped out, but it was all I had handy on the computer so it will have to do!
- 1.2Used in place of an expletive: “what the bleep are we going to do?” he askedMore example sentences
- ‘Master Nameyettobedecided did it because Allison was about to call him a son of a bleep,’ Ellis answered, trying to hold back her laughter.
- ‘We're not pieces of bleep - on a television show,’ complained Watson.
- What the bleep is transhumanism?
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