Etymology
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bleat (v.)

Old English blætan, from West Germanic *bhle- (source also of Dutch blaten "to bleat"), of imitative origin (compare Greek blekhe "a bleating; the wailing of children," Old Church Slavonic blejat "to bleat," Latin flere "to weep"). Related: Bleated; bleating.

bleat (n.)

"the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf," c. 1500, from bleat (v.).

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Definitions of bleat
1
bleat (v.)
talk whiningly;
bleat (v.)
cry plaintively;
The lambs were bleating
Synonyms: blate / blat / baa
2
bleat (n.)
the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this);
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