Adjective "bleeping" definition and examples

(Bleeping may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bliːp/

Definitions and examples

noun

A short high-pitched sound made by an electronic device as a signal or to attract attention.
  1. 'He still had the car keys in his pocket, but a neighbour told him he had heard the bleep of a car alarm being switched off between 1.30 am and 2am.'
  2. 'The night before our chat, in Edinburgh, he persuaded a Book Festival crowd to exchange mobile numbers then create a mini-symphony of rings and bleeps.'
  3. 'The usual Gomez sound, a psychedelic blend of blues-rock and electronic bleeps and bloops, was unique enough to satisfy multiple listenings on previous albums.'
  4. 'After almost an hour and a half had passed an unexpected electronic bleep disturbed the silence.'
  5. 'The machines cause a variety of alarms, bleeps and other sounds, most of which alert staff when something needs attention or has changed slightly, few require immediate attention from the nurse.'
  6. 'All those irritating bleeps, rings, melodies weren't coming from my jacket or bag.'
  7. 'Sheep eyed us all the way, lapwing cried, a skylark ascended to the clouds and an electronic bleep made Lesley check her camera.'
  8. 'While the Mac has long offered a fine audio experience, the PC was for many years limited to bleeps and warbles issued from its single built-in speaker.'
  9. 'Tony Conrad violin drones return on the sixth track, working amid electronic bleeps and squeaks which come to dominate the proceedings.'
  10. 'Mrs Light said: ‘The bleeper on his pulse suddenly went into one long bleep and the next five minutes until he came round seemed like a lifetime.’'
  11. 'So maybe they won't have the next hit single - if for no other reason than the bleeps censoring out the drug references could constitute a whole new backbeat on their own.'
  12. 'Granted, this discussion is peppered with censors' bleeps and is incomprehensible at times due to Ozzy's slurred speech, but it's heartfelt and earnest all the same.'
  13. 'Clay's appearance, broadcast with a five-second delay to allow bleeps, drew heavy advance publicity because of the boycotts.'
  14. '“I don't carry a bleep. I'm the consultant.”'
  15. 'A third, who had severe emphysema, told me after five call-ups to the transplant unit that he could no longer tolerate the emotional roller coaster involved in carrying the transplant bleep and withdrew himself from the programme.'

verb

(of an electronic device) make a short high-pitched sound or sounds as a signal or to attract attention.
  1. 'The small, spider-like robot bleeped happily and a series of lights danced across its body.'
  2. 'A new bikini which bleeps every 15 minutes to prevent its wearer from falling asleep in the sun was to be launched on Brighton beach yesterday.'
  3. 'Not wanting to get into a conversation, David quickly hits the button to turn off the telephone and as it bleeps, the doorbell sounds through the house.'
  4. 'Front and rear parking sensors bleep neurotically at you the moment you even think about colliding with anything.'
  5. 'Alarm clock bleeping, sun shining through, Hestor gets up groggily and heads for the bathroom.'
  6. '‘And IGAR is not only useful, he's polite,’ said Mr Askham, and to prove the point IGAR bleeped his need for new cassettes of insulation tape.'
  7. 'But when Mikhail raised the phone of its hook, all he got was a dead signal, monotonous and bleeping.'
  8. 'And at this point, or at one very much like it, Thomson's mobile phone rings and bleeps out the theme tune from James Bond.'
  9. 'You're a world away from traffic jams, bleeping mobile phones and your crotchety boss.'
  10. 'When Rod got back to the island bungalow, the computer was bleeping madly.'
  11. 'I'll get Jan to bleep you if I need transport'
  12. 'On the first occasion I was covering the wards when I was bleeped regarding a patient who had developed blue hands.'
  13. 'Then Matt began to bleep Mike with the walky talky.'
  14. 'I may have to bleep a few words in his testimony'
  15. 'They also know just what NBC did to bleep the word from the West Coast replay of the program.'
  16. 'I won't ruin the surprise. It involves a lot of naughty words that'll have to be bleeped out in post.'
  17. 'They probably can't bleep a specific word on the fly so the sound would just disappear for a period.'
  18. 'This was followed by a string of curse words that the censors wisely bleeped out.'
  19. 'Listen, I caught your show last night, and they bleeped you a couple times.'
  20. 'The long shot may have been because one of the dancers was showing a bit too much dorsal cleavage… but if so, that's like the silly need to bleep words in a pre-recorded musical number.'
  21. 'There are also a few scenes of former obscene phone callers being interviewed about their experiences and why they stopped making calls; in one of these bits, the only word that gets bleeped out is ‘snot’.'
  22. 'It's a radio edit so the naughty words are bleeped out, but it was all I had handy on the computer so it will have to do!'
  23. 'During the first 30-minute episode, dialogue is bleeped out 59 times.'
  24. 'Rather than bleeping mere words, the CBC will undertake the ludicrous, Orwellian task of bleeping ideas.'
  25. 'Suffice it to say many words were bleeped out, and it was quite hilarious.'

More definitions

1. (used as a substitute word for one regarded as objectionable): Get that bleeping cat out of here!

More examples(as adjective)

"robots can be bleeping."

Origin

1950s: imitative.