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beep

verb \ ˈbēp \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of beep

beeped; beeping; beeps
1 : to cause to sound
  • beep a horn
2 : to send a message to (someone) with a beeper
  • Dr. Khoury was beeped to perform an emergency operation at American University Hospital.
  • —Scot Macleod
1 : to sound a horn
2 : to make a beep

Examples of beep in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of beep

from beep-beep, imitative of the sound of a horn, or verbal derivative of 2beep


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beep

noun

Definition of beep

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

Examples of beep in a Sentence

  1. the beep of a car horn

  2. Please leave a message after the beep.

Recent Examples of beep from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of beep

earlier beep-beep, imitative of the sound of a horn


BEEP Defined for English Language Learners

beep

Definition of beep for English Language Learners

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

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


beep

Definition of beep for English Language Learners

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


BEEP Defined for Kids

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beep

noun \ ˈbēp \

Definition of beep for Students

: a sound that signals or warns

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beep

verb

Definition of beep for Students

beeped; beeping
: to make or cause to make a sound that signals or warns
  • The alarm is beeping.


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