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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ the bleeps of a video game
▪ What the bleep is going on here?
▪ The TV network bleeped out the obscenities.
▪ An hour earlier in the Emerald Suite, Jaq's comm-unit had bleeped.
▪ Her heart was bleeping dully and her skin felt moist and feverish and she needed to talk - now.
▪ Or where gangsta rap gets played with nothing bleeped.
▪ Sindy bleeped in confusion and went to dredge the supplies' cupboards.
▪ The screen flickered for a few moments and bleeped.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

bleep \bleep\ n. a short high-pitched tone produced as a signal or warning.

Syn: beep.


bleep \bleep\ v. t. (Broadcasting) to to obscure or replace (an offensive word or phrase) by substituting a beeping sound while broadcasting.

Syn: bleep out.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"electronic noise," 1953, imitative.


1957, from bleep (n.); 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.


n. 1 A brief high-pitched sound, as from some electronic device. 2 (context euphemistic English) Something named by an explicit noun in the original, unedited version of the containing sentence. 3 (context music slang uncountable English) A broad genre of electronic music with goth and industrial influences, as opposed to traditional gothic rock. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To emit one or more bleeps. 2 (context transitive English) To edit out inappropriate spoken language in a broadcast by replacing offending words with bleeps.

  1. n. a short high tone produced as a signal or warning [syn: beep]

  2. v. emit a single short high-pitched signal; "The computer bleeped away"


Bleep may refer to:

  • Bleep sound, a noise, generally of a single tone, often generated by a machine
    • Bleep censor, the replacement of offensive language (swear words) or personal details with a beep sound
  •, an online music store established by Warp Records
  • A term for a pager, especially in medical institutions
  • Colonel Bleep, the first colour cartoon ever made for television
  • Bleep, a fictional character in the Josie and the Pussycats cartoon

Usage examples of "bleep".

Nimby get even a little curious about what human love and bleep was all about?

He even caught the faint perfume of the bleep who had lured Woofer in.

I just wanted to get rid of these things so I could forget the bleep and think about something else.

As television used to do on Earth, I will bleep his more offensive utterances.

The bleep was the alert - wait for the continuous sound, which is the summons.

Even as the seconds passed, the bleep became more and more insistent, urgent.

I get up and head briskly back across the lawn when a bleep from my pocket makes me stop still.

He coughed to cover the copy completion bleep, then palmed the disk, slipping it into the trashcan by the door as the janitor moved into Processing to sweep.

They told him to shut his bleeping mouth and get his bleeping bleep the bleep outa here.

He was returning from the northern edge of the floe when the handset that Fleischer had issued him bleeped in his pocket.

Go back to your crucifix or your crucible and change your bleeping incantation.

The signal changed, the homing-signal began to emit a broken, bleeping call, two to the second.

He held a palm-size machine with a coil of wire looping from it out in front of him, the debugger bleeping every ten seconds.

He married the units, then hit enter, the wristpad bleeping as it measured the amount of compression stress being exerted on the rock of the graben.

Abidan said, leading them through a ghost studio, devoid of people, full of bleeping equipment.