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feep


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  feep  /feep/  1.  n.  The  soft  electronic  `bell'  sound  of  a 
  display  terminal  (except  for  a  VT-52);  a  beep  (in  fact  the  microcomputer 
  world  seems  to  prefer  {beep}).  2.  vi  To  cause  the  display  to  make 
  a  feep  sound.  ASR-33s  (the  original  TTYs)  do  not  feep;  they  have 
  mechanical  bells  that  ring.  Alternate  forms:  {beep},  `bleep',  or  just 
  about  anything  suitably  onomatopoeic.  (Jeff  MacNelly  in  his  comic  strip 
  "Shoe",  uses  the  word  `eep'  for  sounds  made  by  computer  terminals  and 
  video  games;  this  is  perhaps  the  closest  written  approximation  yet.) 
  The  term  `breedle'  was  sometimes  heard  at  SAIL,  where  the  terminal 
  bleepers  are  not  particularly  soft  (they  sound  more  like  the  musical 
  equivalent  of  a  raspberry  or  Bronx  cheer;  for  a  close  approximation, 
  imagine  the  sound  of  a  Star  Trek  communicator's  beep  lasting  for  five 
  seconds).  The  `feeper'  on  a  VT-52  has  been  compared  to  the  sound  of  a 
  '52  Chevy  stripping  its  gears.  See  also  {ding}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  feep 
 
  /feep/  1.  The  soft  electronic  bell"  sound  of  a  display 
  terminal  (except  for  a  VT-52);  a  beep  (in  fact  the 
  microcomputer  world  seems  to  prefer  {beep}). 
 
  2.  To  cause  the  display  to  make  a  feep  sound.  ASR-33s  (the 
  original  TTYs)  do  not  feep;  they  have  mechanical  bells  that 
  ring.  Alternate  forms:  {beep},  "bleep",  or  just  about 
  anything  suitably  onomatopoeic.  (Jeff  MacNelly  in  his  comic 
  strip  "Shoe",  uses  the  word  eep"  for  sounds  made  by  computer 
  terminals  and  video  games;  this  is  perhaps  the  closest  written 
  approximation  yet.)  The  term  breedle"  was  sometimes  heard  at 
  SAIL,  where  the  terminal  bleepers  are  not  particularly  soft 
  (they  sound  more  like  the  musical  equivalent  of  a  raspberry  or 
  Bronx  cheer;  for  a  close  approximation,  imagine  the  sound  of  a 
  Star  Trek  communicator's  beep  lasting  for  five  seconds).  The 
  feeper"  on  a  VT-52  has  been  compared  to  the  sound  of  a  '52 
  Chevy  stripping  its  gears.  See  also  {ding}. 
 
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