"Little goat, bleat; little table, rise;" and she sat at the table and ate and drank till she had had enough.
I heard the bleat of a lamb or kid, and it pierced the melancholy roar of the sea.
A jumble of packing-cases with something twisted in a corner to signify a bleat.
But though on that evening a basso did bleat, it may be that he was not bubonic.
When the sheep all bleat together, it sounds very much like the shrieking of the bagpipes.
More like the bleat of an innocent calf,” said Roberts—“eh, Bracy?
I guess the bleat unravelled itself pretty clearly for all of us; or at least, it seemed plain enough.
In the fields the lambs ceased to bleat, the horses to neigh and the cows to low.
And yet I am not going to admit that it is a quack or a bleat; and it isn't a screech or a squeal or a sob.
They looked at me with hard gray eyes, without a bleat or a low.
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.
c.1500, from bleat (v.).