beep

[beep]
noun
1.
a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn, electronic device, or the like as a signal, summons, or warning.
2.
one of the periodic signals sounded by a beeper.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make or emit such a sound: When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven.
verb (used with object)
4.
to sound (a horn, warning signal, etc.): impatient drivers beeping their horns.
5.
to announce, warn, summon, etc., by beeping: The doctor was beeped to call the hospital.

Origin:
1925–30; imitative

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beep (biːp)
 
n
1.  a short high-pitched sound, esp one made by the horn of a car, bicycle, etc, or by electronic apparatus
 
vb
2.  to make or cause to make such a noise
 
[C20: of imitative origin]
 
'beeper
 
n

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Word Origin & History

beep
1927, imitative of automobile horns (originally of the sound of a certain type of automobile horn among several types in use in the years after the klaxon horn was brought into use c.1910). Used as a noun and verb by 1929.
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Slang Dictionary

beep

n.,v. Syn. {feep}. This term is techspeak under MS-DOS and OS/2, and seems to be generally preferred among micro hobbyists.
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Computing Dictionary

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
beep
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Example sentences
The hollow, intermittent beep of the heart machine, and the suctioning sound of
  the oxygen machine filled the cubicle.
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.
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