how to pronounce bray


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bray is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bray in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it and Bray again brilliant on his part …”

meanings of bray


  1. To make a harsh, discordant sound like a donkey's bray.
  2. Of an animal (now chiefly of animals related to the ass or donkey, and the camel): to make its cry.
  3. To hit (someone or something).
  4. To crush or pound, especially using a pestle and mortar.
  5. To make or utter (a shout, sound, etc.) discordantly, loudly, or in a harsh and grating manner.


  1. Any discordant, grating, or harsh sound.
  2. The cry of an animal, now chiefly that of animals related to the ass or donkey, or the camel.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Berkshire, England.

bray frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bray occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bray can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bray can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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