Bleated
Bleat Bleat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bleated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bleating}.] [OE. bleten, AS. bl?tan; akin to D. blaten, bleeten, OHG. bl[=a]zan, pl[=a]zan; prob. of imitative origin.] To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf. [1913 Webster]

Then suddenly was heard along the main, To low the ox, to bleat the woolly train. --Pope [1913 Webster]

The ewe that will not hear her lamb when it baas, will never answer a calf when he bleats. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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