a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn, electronic device, or the like as a signal, summons, or warning.
one of the periodic signals sounded by a
verb (used without object)
to make or emit such a sound:
When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven.
verb (used with object)
to sound (a horn, warning signal, etc.):
impatient drivers beeping their horns.
to announce, warn, summon, etc., by beeping:
The doctor was beeped to call the hospital.
a short high-pitched sound, esp one made by the horn of a car, bicycle, etc, or by electronic apparatus
to make or cause to make such a noise
[C20: of imitative origin]
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The hollow, intermittent beep of the heart machine, and the suctioning sound of the oxygen machine filled the cubicle.
There is not a note of music in the picture, only an electronic hum or beep-beep in the strikingly photographed sequences.
At the sound of the beep, the student turns around and runs back to the other end.
Listen every hour for the beep that says the seal has returned to the beach.
One will beep if the driver inadvertently drifts out of lane.
It heats up beautifully to six different temperatures, with a green light and a beep to tell you that it's ready.
Shameless familial plug here: my sister and father are almost done making a film about beep ball, which is blind baseball.
Ian's heartbeat, a beep on the anesthesia monitor, registered five times before either of us spoke.
He unblinkingly beep-beeped and they doggedly transcribed the dots and dashes.
Interestingly enough, it doesn't beep at you to take the money.
When the gadget gets a compatible signal, it begins to beep or flash, depending on how it's set.
Don't forget to include the beep or chime so they know when to turn the page.
These scenarios grow more tense as motion sensors beep more rapidly with approaching foes.
Street brawls have erupted because of one little beep.
Lots of people beep as they go by, and writers wave their picket signs or give a thumbs up in response.
It can also beep at you if you leave the phone behind in, say, a restaurant.
It it breaks any of the others without breaking the first beam, it signals with a red light and a loud beep.
Many phones beep and display an icon to indicate the receipt of a message, however each phone is different.
Audible confirmation beep to correspond with circuit closure.