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bleat

 (blēt)
n.
1.
a. The characteristic cry of a goat or sheep.
b. A sound similar to this cry.
2. A whining, feeble complaint.
v. bleat·ed, bleat·ing, bleats
v.intr.
1. To utter the characteristic cry of a goat or sheep.
2. To utter a sound similar to this cry, especially a whine.
v.tr.
To utter in a whining way.

[Middle English blet, from bleten, to bleat, from Old English blǣtan.]

bleat′er n.
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