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beep

verb

Simple Definition of beep

  • : a short, high sound made by a horn, an electronic device, etc.

Full Definition of beep

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause (as a horn) to sound

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to sound a horn

  5. 2 :  to make a beep

Examples of beep

  1. the beep of a car horn

  2. Please leave a message after the beep.



1936

First Known Use of beep

1936


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beep

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noun \ˈbēp\

Simple Definition of beep

  • : to cause (a horn, an electronic device, etc.) to make a beep

  • : to send a message to (someone) with a beeper

Full Definition of beep

  1. :  a short usually high-pitched sound (as from a horn or an electronic device) that serves as a signal or warning

Examples of beep

  1. Why did you beep your horn at her?

  2. She beeped at me first.

  3. Something is beeping in the kitchen.

  4. I could hear a beeping noise.



Origin of beep

imitative


First Known Use: 1943


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