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bleat

  

      vb  
1    intr   (of a sheep, goat, or calf) to utter its characteristic plaintive cry  
2    intr   to speak with any similar sound  
3    to whine; whimper  
      n  
4    the characteristic cry of sheep, goats, and young calves  
5    any sound similar to this  
6    a weak complaint or whine  
     (Old English blætan; related to Old High German blazen, Dutch blaten, Latin flere to weep; see blare)  
  bleater      n  
  bleating      n, adj  
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blet, blat, bleater, beat

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