bleep


1bleep

noun \ˈblēp\

: a short, high sound made by an electronic device

—used in place of an offensive word

Full Definition of BLEEP

1
:  a short high-pitched sound (as from electronic equipment)
2
—used in place of an obscene or vulgar expletive

Origin of BLEEP

imitative
First Known Use: 1953

Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

2bleep

transitive verb

: to replace (offensive words on radio or television) with an electronic sound

: to make a short, high sound

Full Definition of BLEEP

:  blip

Examples of BLEEP

  1. They bleeped half the words in the interview!
  2. The doctor is not in the office today, but I can bleep her for you.

First Known Use of BLEEP

1968

Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

3bleep

interjection

Definition of BLEEP

—used in place of an expletive

First Known Use of BLEEP

1970

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