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beep

verb

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 in a sentence

  1. the beep of a car horn

  2. Please leave a message after the beep.

Origin and Etymology of beep

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


First Known Use: 1936


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beep

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noun \ˈbēp\

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 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.

Origin and Etymology of beep

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


First Known Use: 1943


BEEP Defined for English Language Learners

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beep

verb

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


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beep

play
noun \ˈbēp\

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

play
noun \ˈbēp\

Definition of beep for Students

  1. :  a sound that signals or warns


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beep

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verb

Definition of beep for Students

beeped

beeping

  1. :  to make or cause to make a sound that signals or warns <The alarm is beeping.>



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