American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To utter without thinking; blurt.
- v. To sound or produce harshly or raucously: trombones blatting out a tune.
- v. To cry, especially like a sheep; bleat.
- v. To make a harsh or raucous noise.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter heedlessly; blurt out: as, he blatted the news.
- To talk inconsiderately or nonsensically; blather.
- To bleat.
- v. To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately.
- v. To produce an overrich or overblown sound on a brass instrument such as a trumpet, trombone, or tuba.
- n. Connections; relationships; one's social or business network.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Low To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately.
- v. Low To utter inconsiderately.
- v. cry plaintively
- Russian блат, from Polish blat ("cover, umbrella") or Yiddish בלאַט ("leaf, list") (Wiktionary)
- Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The usual way to get a job in Russia is not by impressing at an interview, no, but by what is known as blat - "connections.”
“Old Billy Bumps uttered a challenging "blat" almost upon the tail of”
“The left rarely uses more than 5 words to blat thier tired mindless montras.”
“I have done, I still loved it though! everytime I drove our shitty reject van with the command seat in the back flying around the place and the buttons all in the wrong place, and getting enough role out of it on a blat to make the oppo cringe!”
“His father reached across the wheel and pressed the horn, a bleat and a long blat.”
“The giant automaton let out its low blat sound as it stepped over Eva and Muthr swinging its long segmented arms.”
“With her own eyes she had seen the magnificent marble tomb erected on Latimar land, blat the man who had commissioned and watched its building, had ordered that he would not be laid therein.”
“Me - short blat later after rushing to attend a robbery report”
“Neither would have been my first, if I could have gotten a shot, but I had never used a doe blat until then.”
“I wonder about the musicians, if this is their full-time job, to blat and screech and crash, moving from one ceremony to the other with hardly a need to change the tunes.”
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Words taken from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
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I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. --Walt Whitman
Words gathered while reading The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.
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