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bbb.
n.  in harmonica notation, a note that is “bent” three half steps down (made to sound lower by blocking part of the airway with one’s tongue), as discussed in Blues & Rock Harp Positions Made Easy by David Harp.


Bbb.
n.  the name of a character with glowing yellow eyes in the novel The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.


bbb.
n.  the rhythmic chugging of a boat, as described in the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s “More Than Words” adult literacy materials.


n.  the sound of the letter b; see also bbbb.

<I accept the job of talking to parents about discipline, tempering good advice with realism and, above all, the understanding that you can’t do anything for a small child just once and assume it’s done for good—not wiping her bottom, helping her pick up her toys, showing her how to hold a fork, telling her not to pinch her brother, or teaching her that the letter B makes a “bbb” sound.  —Perri Klass, “No More Yelling!  The New Golden Rules of Discipline, From a Pediatrician Mom Who’s Found Better Ways to Get Her Kids to Behave,” Parenting Magazine.>

n.  the spine-tingling stutter of a rotting corpse struggling to speak, as in the graphic novel Uzumaki 2 by Junji Ito; see also bhh.


bbbb.
n.  the sound of the letter b, as in the novel Doona by Anne McCaffrey; see also bbb.



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