Definition of meep in US English:



  • A short, high-pitched sound, especially as emitted by an animal or a vehicle's horn.

    ‘the kitten released a terrified meep’
    ‘‘Meep, meep,’ said Keating, giving a good imitation of the Road Runner cartoon character’
    • ‘The evildoer always gets punished in the end, usually after a "meep, meep" from his intended victim just before the boulder rolls back the other way and flattens him.’
    • ‘Haley sprang back into her room, cursing the shrill meep that burst from her lips’
    • ‘Then I heard a muffled sound, perhaps a groan, perhaps a growl, or perhaps both of them, with a bit of a meep added for good measure.’
    • ‘I dropped his arm and let out - what can only be classified as - a meep.’
    • ‘As tends to happen in moments such as these, my throat dried up and all I could manage was a quiet 'meep'.’
    • ‘The largest of the chicks tossed the weak and pathetic intruder out of the nest instinctively and it fell with a feeble "meep!"’
    • ‘One last meep, and they were both gone.’
    • ‘The lion interrupts me with a sound that is probably best described as a "meep."’
    audible warning, purr, purring, ring, ringing, note, tone, beep, bleep, warble, signal, alarm, alert
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1920s: imitative.