from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To utter without thinking; blurt.
- transitive v. To sound or produce harshly or raucously: trombones blatting out a tune.
- intransitive v. To cry, especially like a sheep; bleat.
- intransitive v. To make a harsh or raucous noise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately.
- v. To produce an overrich or overblown sound on a brass instrument such as a trumpet, trombone, or tuba.
- n. Connections; relationships; one's social or business network.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately.
- transitive v. To utter inconsiderately.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter heedlessly; blurt out: as, he blatted the news.
- To talk inconsiderately or nonsensically; blather.
- To bleat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cry plaintively
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Imitative, first attested 1846 (Wiktionary)
Russian блат, from Polish blat ("cover, umbrella") or Yiddish בלאַט ("leaf, list") (Wiktionary)