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bray (v.)

"utter a loud and harsh cry," c. 1300, from Old French braire "to cry," from Gallo-Roman *bragire "to cry out" (11c.), perhaps from a Celtic source (compare Gaelic braigh "to shriek, crackle"), probably imitative. Related: Brayed; braying.

bray (n.)

"a harsh cry," especially that of an ass, c. 1300, from bray (v.).

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Definitions of bray
1
bray (v.)
braying characteristic of donkeys;
Synonyms: hee-haw
bray (v.)
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;
Synonyms: grind / mash / crunch / comminute
bray (v.)
laugh loudly and harshly;
2
bray (n.)
the cry of an ass;
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