- bleep (n.) "electronic noise," 1953, imitative. As a verb, 1957, from the noun; specific sense of "edit a sound over a word deemed unfit for broadcast" is from 1968 (earliest reference seems to be to the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" on U.S. television). Related: Bleeped; bleeping.
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bleep´er — bleep «bleep», noun, verb. –n. short, high pitched sound emitted as a signal or to obliterate undesirable words in a broadcast; beep. –v.i. to emit such a sound. ╂[imitative] –bleep´er, noun. –v.t. to cover up or block another sound with a bleep … Useful english dictionary
bleep — ► NOUN ▪ a short high pitched sound made by an electronic device as a signal or to attract attention. ► VERB 1) make a bleep. 2) (in broadcasting) censor (a word or phrase) by substituting a bleep. 3) summon with a bleeper. ORIGIN imitative … English terms dictionary
bleep — leep v. t. (Broadcasting) to to obscure or replace (an offensive word or phrase) by substituting a beeping sound while broadcasting. Syn: bleep out. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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bleep — leep n. a short high pitched tone produced as a signal or warning. Syn: beep. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bleep — /bleep/, n. 1. a brief, constant beeping sound, usually of a high pitch and generated by an electronic device. 2. such an electronic sound used to replace a censored word or phrase, as on a television broadcast. 3. Also, blip. (used as a… … Universalium
bleep — [blēp] n. [echoic] 1. BEEP 2. a) a recording, as of an electronic tone, over a segment of a soundtrack, as for covering an expletive b) a word substituted as a euphemism for such an expletive, vulgar or taboo word, etc. vi. BEEP … English World dictionary
bleep — I UK [bliːp] / US [blɪp] noun [countable] Word forms bleep : singular bleep plural bleeps a short high sound made by a piece of electronic equipment II UK [bliːp] / US [blɪp] verb Word forms bleep : present tense I/you/we/they bleep he/she/it… … English dictionary
bleep — bleep1 [bli:p] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: From the sound] 1.) a short high sound made by a piece of electronic equipment 2.) a bleeper bleep 2 bleep2 v 1.) to make a high electronic sound ▪ The timer on the cooker star … Dictionary of contemporary English