bray

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1bray

verb \ˈbrā\

Definition of BRAY

intransitive verb
:  to utter the characteristic loud harsh cry of a donkey; also :  to utter a sound like a donkey's
transitive verb
:  to utter or play loudly or harshly
bray noun

Origin of BRAY

Middle English, from Anglo-French braire to cry, bellow, roar, from Vulgar Latin *bragere, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish braigid he breaks wind
First Known Use: 14th century

2bray

verb

Definition of BRAY

transitive verb
1
:  to crush or grind fine <bray seeds in a mortar>
2
:  to spread thin <bray printing ink>

Origin of BRAY

Middle English, from Anglo-French braier, breier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brehhan to break — more at break
First Known Use: 14th century

Bray

geographical name \ˈbrā\

Definition of BRAY

town & port E Ireland pop 25,101

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