- 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've only just got here,’ he bleated feebly. Word Origin Old English blǣtan, of imitative origin.
BrE BrE//bliːt//; NAmE NAmE//bliːt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bleat
BrE BrE//bliːt//; NAmE NAmE//bliːt//he / she / it bleats
BrE BrE//bliːts//; NAmE NAmE//bliːts//past simple bleated
BrE BrE//ˈbliːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbliːtɪd//past participle bleated
BrE BrE//ˈbliːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbliːtɪd//-ing form bleating
BrE BrE//ˈbliːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbliːtɪŋ//