[ beep ]
/ bip /
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.
verb (used without object)
to make or emit such a sound: When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven.
verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of beep
First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
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Example sentences from the Web for beep
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British Dictionary definitions for beep
/ (biːp) /
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
Derived forms of beepbeeper, noun
Word Origin for beep
C20: of imitative origin
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