Synonyms for bleat

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"I hate all this bleat about the Middle Ages," Gilbert exclaimed.

And as I enter the little village, I am greeted by the bleat of sheep and the low of the kine.

I heard the bleat of a lamb or kid, and it pierced the melancholy roar of the sea.

But though on that evening a basso did bleat, it may be that he was not bubonic.

More like the bleat of an innocent calf,” said Roberts—“eh, Bracy?

I hear him bleat now,” said Jack,—“about the blackest sheep I have ever seen.

If he was to blither, it was only fair that she should bleat back.

In the fields the lambs ceased to bleat, the horses to neigh and the cows to low.

They called and called, but the goat did not bleat back to them.

A jumble of packing-cases with something twisted in a corner to signify a bleat.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English blætan, from West Germanic *bhle- (cf. Dutch blaten "to bleat"), of imitative origin (cf. Greek blekhe "a bleating; the wailing of children," Old Church Slavonic blejat "to bleat," Latin flere "to weep"). Related: Bleated; bleating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BLEAT

cried

verbcall out, yell
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