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bleep

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/ blip /
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noun
a brief, constant beeping sound, usually of a high pitch and generated by an electronic device.
such an electronic sound used to replace a censored word or phrase, as on a television broadcast.
Also blip. (used as a euphemism to indicate the omission or deletion of an obscenity or other objectionable word).
verb (used without object)
(of an electronic device) to emit a series of bleeps as an audible signal, summons, or warning.
verb (used with object)
Also blip. to censor (an obscene, vulgar, or other objectionable word or phrase) from a radio or television broadcast by deleting from the audio signal, leaving a gap or an electronic tone: The word was bleeped out of the comedian's routine.
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Origin of bleep

First recorded in 1950–55; perhaps imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for bleep

bleep
/ (bliːp) /

noun
a short high-pitched signal made by an electronic apparatus; beep
another word for bleeper
verb
(intr) to make such a noise
(tr) to call (someone) by triggering the bleeper he or she is wearing

Word Origin for bleep

C20: of imitative origin
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