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Bleat

Bleat is sometimes a misspelling of belt.

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Definition of the noun bleat

What does bleat mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bleats

  1. the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: cry = the characteristic utterance of an animal

Alternative definition of the noun bleat

noun

  1. The characteristic cry of a sheep or a goat.

Definition of the verb bleat

What does bleat mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bleated | bleating | bleats

  1. talk whiningly
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Susan whispered
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered the news/a few words to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive]Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan whispered about the party
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered for me to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic]Susan whispered to Rachel, 'Leave the room.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered to Rachel to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Susan whispered to Rachel that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Susan whispered to Rachel how to avoid the crowd

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): babble, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, bluster, boom, bray, burble, cackle, call, carol, chant, chatter, chirp, cluck, coo, croak, croon, crow, cry, drawl, drone, gabble, gibber, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, hiss, holler, hoot, howl, hum, jabber, lilt, lisp, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, natter, prattle, purr, quaver, rage, rant, rasp, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shout, shriek, simper, sing, snap, snarl, snuffle, splutter, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stemmer, stutter, thunder, trill, trumpet, twitter, vociferate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop, yammer, yap, yell, yelp, yodel.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic terms: complain / kick / kvetch / plain / quetch / sound off = express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  2. cry plaintively

Alternative definition of the verb bleat

verb

  1. Of a sheep or goat, to make its characteristic cry.
    • [informal] Of a person, to complain.

    Writings

    1. "Bleat" is a book by Claudia Courtney.
      • also known as "Bleat: The Parable of the Lost Sheep Luke 15:3-7 (Phonetic Bible Stories)", Bleat: The Parable of the Lost Sheep Luke 15:3-7
    2. "Bleat" is a written work.

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bleat

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    Google previewThe Secrets of Svengali on Singing, Singers, Teachers and Critics (1922)

    by John H. Duval

    Yet the bleat is the base of quick passage work and the trill is the perfected tremolo. Those initiated into vocal...

    The bleat is a note sustained with a succession of glotis strokes making a rattle-like sound. It is, of course, a great vocal defect, and ...

    Google previewLivestock Health Encyclopedia (2013)

    by Rudolph Seiden, Richard R. Dykstra, W. James Gough

    BLEAT is the call of sheep and goats. BLEEDING = HEMORRHAGE. BLIND GUT = CECUM.

    Google previewThe Ultimate Guide to Deer Hunting Skills, Tactics, and Techniques (2014)

    by Jay Cassell

    The Social Bleat The social bleat is a sound regularly made by yearlings and fawns as a greeting call. It is a soft sound, barely audible to humans, but deer hear it easily. Youngsters usually make it as one group moves into an area with other ...

    Google previewField & Stream Bowhunting Handbook, New and Revised (2007)

    by Bob Robb

    The doe bleat is the best early in the year and will draw in mostly does but also bucks that happen to be hanging around. Fawn distress calls, which are more ...

    Google previewBiology and Management of White-tailed Deer (2011)

    by David G. Hewitt

    The fawn bleat is a more demanding, care-soliciting vocalization and can be heard by humans up to 100 m away. Fawns periodically emit a nursing whine while suckling, which may help the dam identify the fawn, solidify the maternal bond, ...

    Google previewBrownell's Dairy Farmer (1909)

    by George H. Brownell

    - The uncomfortable, underfed calf is the calf that bleats. Every bleat is a protest against such unthrifty methods, for such a calf will not ...

    Google previewA New English Dictionary of the English Language (1836)

    by Charles Richardson

    Bleat is the cry of the sheep. See Ba, and the quotation below from Chapman. Awe bleteth after lomb, Lhouth after calue cu Bulluc sterteth Bucke uerteth Murie sing cuccu. Ancient Songs. Ritson. And Samuel answered : what meaneth the the ...

    Google previewA Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

    Containing an Explanation of the Words Used by the Most Celebrated Ancient and Modern Scottish Authors by Ebenezer Picken

    to bleat as a sheep.

    Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

    a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

    + bleat, bleater, in allusion to its cry. But the first element is an accom. of a different original, the word being variously otherwise manipulated as Sc. heron- blttter (as if involving heron), ern-bleater, earnbliter, yern-bllter, -bluter (as if involving ...

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    Scrabble value of B3L1E1A1T1

    The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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