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bray

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours & sounds
braybray /breɪ/ verb [intransitive]  1 CSOUNDif a donkey brays, it makes a loud sound2 LOUD/NOISYif someone brays, they laugh or talk in a loud, slightly annoying waybray noun [countable]
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brayThey're a familiar sound - police, ambulance, fire engine; electronic donkeys braying.Like a tortured donkey, the klaxon brayed its amplified signal.The fisherman brayed laughter, pleased with his joke, and delighted to see the boy had composed himself.The modulated, rhythmic braying of that mule fell upon his ears.Licensed hawkers were circulating, braying the merits of spiced sausages containing only real animal protein - so they claimed.
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Verb table
bray
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybray
he, she, itbrays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brayed
he, she, ithas brayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bray
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam braying
he, she, itis braying
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you, we, theyare braying
Past
I, he, she, itwas braying
you, we, theywere braying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been braying
he, she, ithas been braying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been braying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be braying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been braying
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