meaning of bleep

bleep meaning in General Dictionary

a quick high pitched tone produced as a sign or warning

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  • to to obscure or change an offensive term or term by replacing a beeping sound while broadcasting
  • a quick high tone produced as a signal or warning
  • emit just one brief high-pitched sign

bleep meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"electronic sound," 1953, imitative.

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  • 1957, from bleep (letter.); particular feeling of "edit an audio over a term deemed unfit for broadcast" is from 1968 (first research seems to be to the "Smothers Brothers funny hr" on U.S. tv). Associated: Bleeped; bleeping.