bleep

[bleep]
noun
1.
a brief, constant beeping sound, usually of a high pitch and generated by an electronic device.
2.
such an electronic sound used to replace a censored word or phrase, as on a television broadcast.
3.
Also, blip. (used as a euphemism to indicate the omission or deletion of an obscenity or other objectionable word).
verb (used without object)
4.
(of an electronic device) to emit a series of bleeps as an audible signal, summons, or warning.
verb (used with object)
5.
Also, blip. to censor (an obscene, vulgar, or other objectionable word or phrase) from a radio or television broadcast by deleting from the audio signal, leaving a gap or an electronic tone: The word was bleeped out of the comedian's routine.

Origin:
1950–55; perhaps imitative

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bleep (bliːp)
 
n
1.  a short high-pitched signal made by an electronic apparatus; beep
2.  another word for bleeper
 
vb
3.  (intr) to make such a noise
4.  (tr) to call (someone) by triggering the bleeper he or she is wearing
 
[C20: of imitative origin]

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bleep
"electronic noise," 1953, imitative. Verb meaning "edit a sound over a word deemed unfit for broadcast" is from 1968.
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Example sentences
Steven's impressed by the bleep it took to sing it and asks him to do something else.
The bleep grew larger, localized now, between his ribs on the right side.
The posted version appears to have been edited to bleep out the names of some of the suspects being discussed.
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