- 1[intransitive] to make the sound that sheep and goats make
- 2 [intransitive, transitive] bleat (on) (about something) bleat that… + speech to speak in a weak or complaining voice “But I only just got here,” he bleated feebly.
NAmE//blit//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bleat
he / she / it bleats
past simple bleated
-ing form bleating
The lamb gave a faint bleat.
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noun [uncountable, countable] the distant bleating of sheep