- a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn, electronic device, or the like as a signal, summons, or warning.
- one of the periodic signals sounded by a beeper.
- to make or emit such a sound: When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven.
- to sound (a horn, warning signal, etc.): impatient drivers beeping their horns.
- to announce, warn, summon, etc., by beeping: The doctor was beeped to call the hospital.
Origin of beep
Examples from the Web for beeping
With the batphone to his great pal Bibi beeping and blinking nonstop, would Romney in essence have backed Mubarak?Arab Spring Comment Was a Romney Love Letter to the Israeli Right Wing
July 28, 2012
- a short high-pitched sound, esp one made by the horn of a car, bicycle, etc, or by electronic apparatus
- to make or cause to make such a noise
Word Origin and History for beeping
1927, imitative of automobile horns (originally of the sound of a certain type of automobile horn among several types in use in the years after the klaxon horn was brought into use c.1910). Used as a noun and verb by 1929. Related: Beeped; beeping.