[ blee-ping ]
/ ˈbli pɪŋ /
(used as a substitute word for one regarded as objectionable): Get that bleeping cat out of here!
Definition for bleeping (2 of 2)
[ bleep ]
/ blip /
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.
Origin of bleep
First recorded in 1950–55; perhaps imitative
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Examples from the Web for bleeping
Youse better watch her final moments of catfighting, hair pulling, and lots of bleeping.
To paraphrase Vice President Joe Biden, this was a “bleeping big deal.”
British Dictionary definitions for bleeping
/ (bliːp) /
a short high-pitched signal made by an electronic apparatus; beep
another word for bleeper
(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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