beep vs bleep what difference

what is difference between beep and bleep

English

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.
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Pronunciation

  • enPR: bēp, IPA(key): /biːp/
  • Rhymes: -iːp

Noun

beep (plural beeps)

  1. The sound produced by the horn of a car, or any similar sound.
  2. A short, electronically produced tone.

Synonyms

  • (electronically produced): bleep; see also Thesaurus:beep

Translations

Verb

beep (third-person singular simple present beeps, present participle beeping, simple past and past participle beeped)

  1. (transitive) To sound (something that makes a beep).
    The motorists in the traffic jam were getting more and more frustrated and started beeping their horns.
  2. (transitive, informal, euphemistic) To have sexual intercourse with – referring to the bleep tone used to censor obscene words in broadcasts
    Jason beeped Sharlene after they had drunk a few beers.
  3. (intransitive) To produce a beep.
  4. (transitive) To contact (someone via) a pager device.
  5. (transitive) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
    Susan beeped Jessica, and then Jessica called her back, because Susan didn’t have enough credit on her phone to make the call.

Synonyms

  • (sound (a car horn)): honk, hoot, sound, toot
  • (to have intercourse with): sleep with, fuck; see also Thesaurus:copulate with
  • (telephoning): flash

Translations

See also

  • pip

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from English beep.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bip/

Noun

beep n (plural beep-uri)

  1. beep

Declension

References

  • beep in DEX online – Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)



English

Etymology

Onomatopoeic

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːp

Noun

bleep (countable and uncountable, plural bleeps)

  1. A brief high-pitched sound, as from some electronic device.
  2. (euphemistic) Something named by an explicit noun in the original, unedited version of the containing sentence.
    What the bleep are you doing?
  3. (music, slang, uncountable) A broad genre of electronic music with goth and industrial influences, as opposed to traditional gothic rock.
    • 2005, “Jennie Kermode”, What is gothic? (on newsgroup alt.gothic)
      See, there are a huge number of people in this city who look like goths and talk the talk and claim to enjoy much of the same music I do, so it confuses me somewhat that the clubs all play bleep. I would have thought there would be enough people to make something else work.
    • 2005, “oldgoth”, Theaving[sic] Goths (on newsgroup uk.people.gothic)
      A number of nights now steer away from the EBM of yesteryear. The scene is alive and kicking with plenty of new bands that aren’t reliant on synths. All you have to do is look. At InsanitoriuM we have a large, young, crowd that would up and leave if we started playing bleep at them, and we’re not alone.

Translations

Verb

bleep (third-person singular simple present bleeps, present participle bleeping, simple past and past participle bleeped)

  1. (intransitive) To emit one or more bleeps.
    The robot bleeped to acknowledge its new instructions.
  2. (transitive) To edit out inappropriate spoken language in a broadcast by replacing offending words with bleeps.
    Synonym: blip

Derived terms

  • bleeper
  • bleep out
  • bleepy

Translations

Anagrams

  • plebe

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