Meaning of bleep

bleep

Pronunciation: (blēp), [key]
— n.
  1. a brief, constant beeping sound, usually of a high pitch and generated by an electronic device.
  2. such an electronic sound used to replace a censored word or phrase, as on a television broadcast.
  3. (used as a euphemism to indicate the omission or deletion of an obscenity or other objectionable word).
—v.i.
  1. (of an electronic device) to emit a series of bleeps as an audible signal, summons, or warning.
—v.t.
  1. to censor (an obscene, vulgar, or other objectionable word or phrase) from a radio or television broadcast by deleting from the audio signal, leaving a gap or an electronic tone: The word was bleeped out of the comedian's routine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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