Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brief high-pitched sound, as from an electronic device.
  • intransitive v. To emit a bleep or bleeps.
  • transitive v. To edit out (spoken material) from a broadcast or recording, especially by replacing with an electronic sound: The station bleeped out the expletives from the taped interview.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A brief high-pitched sound, as from some electronic device.
  • n. Something named by an explicit noun in the original, unedited version of the containing sentence.
  • n. A broad genre of electronic music with goth and industrial influences, as opposed to traditional gothic rock.
  • v. To emit one or more bleeps.
  • v. To edit out inappropriate spoken language in a broadcast by replacing offending words with bleeps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a short high-pitched tone produced as a signal or warning.
  • transitive v. to to obscure or replace (an offensive word or phrase) by substituting a beeping sound while broadcasting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. emit a single short high-pitched signal
  • n. a short high tone produced as a signal or warning

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeic (Wiktionary)

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