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intransitive verbintransitive verb blats, intransitive verb blatting, intransitive verb blatted[no object] informal mainly North American
Make a bleating sound.
baa, maa, cry, call
- ‘It's some bureaucrat blatting off the top of his head.’
- ‘But do remember, after you are done honking and blatting in cyberspace, that nothing you say will make any difference.’
- ‘But when the pair of sheep were driven off, blatting indignantly, we found ourselves in possession of a handsome but completely surplus male Labrador.’
- ‘A half-dozen scrawny sheep blatted at the travelers’ approach.’
nouninformal mainly North American
A bleat or similar noise.
- ‘the blat of Jack's horn’
- ‘The bishop attempts to deflect attention away from the source of the problem with irresponsible and alarmist honks and blats.’
- ‘Today the bleeps, bloops, and blats just sound quaint.’
Mid 19th century imitative.
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