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bray

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verb \ˈbrā\

Definition of bray

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to utter the characteristic loud harsh cry of a donkey a braying donkey; also :  to utter a sound like a donkey's bray with laughter

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to utter or play loudly or harshly ḇI'm the best!ḡ he brayed.

bray

noun

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Origin and Etymology of bray

Middle English, from Anglo-French braire to cry, bellow, roar, from Vulgar Latin *bragere, of Celt origin; akin to Old Irish braigid he breaks wind


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bray

verb

Definition of bray

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to crush or grind fine bray seeds in a mortar

  3. 2 :  to spread thin bray printing ink

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Origin and Etymology of bray

Middle English, from Anglo-French braier, breier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brehhan to break — more at break


Bray

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geographical name \ˈbrā\

Definition of Bray

  1. town and port on the Irish Sea in eastern Ireland population 25,101


BRAY Defined for Kids

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bray

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verb \ˈbrā\

Definition of bray for Students

brayed

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braying

  1. :  to make the loud harsh cry of a donkey


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bray

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noun

Definition of bray for Students

  1. :  the loud harsh cry of a donkey



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