Bleating
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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  • Bleating — Bleat ing, a. Crying as a sheep does. [1913 Webster] Then came the shepherd back with his bleating flocks from the seaside. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bleating — Bleat ing, n. The cry of, or as of, a sheep. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bleating — see the bleating of the kid excites the tiger a bleating sheep loses a bite …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • bleating — 1. verb The crying of a little lamb. 2. noun A noise that bleats; inane or plaintive chatter …   Wiktionary

  • bleating — bli:t n. cry of a sheep or goat; feeble outcry or protest v. cry like a sheep or goat; babble, chatter; talk complainingly, whine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bleating — tangible …   Anagrams dictionary

  • bleating — noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English bleting, from gerund of bleten : bleat; also : the uttering of bleats …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bleating Tree Frog — Taxobox | name = Bleating Tree Frog status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = down image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura familia = Hylidae genus = Litoria species = L. dentata binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • bleating\ heart — (n.phr.) An intensely visceral yearning or hankering for. The expression is a portmanteau derived from bleeding heart (of bleeding heart dove) and bleating (pleading sound of an ewe). Works especially well in conjunction with I love ewe.… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • bleating\ heart — (n.phr.) An intensely visceral yearning or hankering for. The expression is a portmanteau derived from bleeding heart (of bleeding heart dove) and bleating (pleading sound of an ewe). Works especially well in conjunction with I love ewe.… …   Dictionary of american slang

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