Bray



the loud, harsh cry of a donkey.
any similar loud, harsh sound.
to utter a loud and harsh cry, as a donkey.
to make a loud, harsh, disagreeable sound.
to utter with a loud, harsh sound, like a donkey.
to pound or crush fine, as in a mortar.
Printing. to thin (ink) on a slate before placing on the ink plate of a press.
Contemporary Examples

As May Day Protests Are Planned, Will Wall Street Be Re-Occupied? Matthew DeLuca April 29, 2012
Meet Madison Rising, the Band Behind Sarah Palin’s New Theme Song Ben Jacobs March 28, 2014
The Louisiana Public School Cramming Christianity Down Students’ Throats Andrew Cohen January 25, 2014
She Is Running! Mark McKinnon July 13, 2010
Meet Madison Rising, the Band Behind Sarah Palin’s New Theme Song Ben Jacobs March 28, 2014

Historical Examples

The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
Frank Roscoe’s Secret Allen Chapman
The Art of Travel Francis Galton
Dross Henry Seton Merriman
Cast Adrift T. S. Arthur

verb
(intransitive) (of a donkey) to utter its characteristic loud harsh sound; heehaw
(intransitive) to make a similar sound, as in laughing: he brayed at the joke
(transitive) to utter with a loud harsh sound
noun
the loud harsh sound uttered by a donkey
a similar loud cry or uproar: a bray of protest
verb
(transitive) to distribute (ink) over printing type or plates
(transitive) to pound into a powder, as in a mortar
(Northern English, dialect) to hit or beat (someone or something) hard; bang
v.
n.

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