Associations to the word «Bray»


BRAY, verb. (intransitive) Of a donkey, to make its cry.
BRAY, verb. (intransitive) Of a camel, to make its cry.
BRAY, verb. (intransitive) To make a harsh, discordant sound like a donkey's bray.
BRAY, verb. (transitive) To make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound.
BRAY, noun. The cry of an ass or donkey.
BRAY, noun. The cry of a camel
BRAY, noun. Any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.
BRAY, verb. (now rare) To crush or pound, especially with a mortar.
BRAY, verb. (British) (chiefly Yorkshire) By extension, to hit someone or something.
BRAY, proper noun. A surname​.

Dictionary definition

BRAY, noun. The cry of an ass.
BRAY, verb. Braying characteristic of donkeys.
BRAY, verb. Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic".
BRAY, verb. Laugh loudly and harshly.

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