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.

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