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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Abbreviations & Acronyms
beep
borough president
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Example sentences for beeps
When a lie is told, he beeps loudly and the pattern on his forehead lights up.
The bigger the lie, the louder he beeps, and the brighter the pattern lights up.
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