Barry

biographical name (1)
Bar·ry | \bä-ˈrē \

Definition of Barry 

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Jeanne Bécu 1743–1793 Comtesse du Barry mistress of Louis XV of France

Barry

biographical name (2)
Bar·ry | \ˈber-ē, ˈba-rē\

Definition of Barry (Entry 2 of 2)

Philip 1896–1949 American dramatist

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