bleating

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VerbEdit

bleating

  1. present participle of bleat

NounEdit

bleating ‎(plural bleatings)

  1. A noise that bleats; inane or plaintive chatter.
    • 1611, The Bible, 1 Samuel 15:14:
      And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
    • 2008, Wayne Errington & ‎Peter Van Onselen, John Winston Howard: The Definitive Biography, page 317:
      Both men seemed to enjoy these contests, always laced with the tension caused by constant government bleating about the ABC's left-wing bias.

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