Definition of bray :
1. A bank; the slope of a hill; a hill. See Brae, which is now the usual spelling.
2. The harsh cry of an ass; also, any harsh, grating, or discordant sound.
3. To make a harsh, grating, or discordant noise.
4. To make or utter with a loud, discordant, or harsh and grating sound.
5. To pound, beat, rub, or grind small or fine.
6. To utter a loud, harsh cry, as an ass.
moil, labor, chat up, grind, chuckle, scranch, dig, crunch, labour, hiss, scoff, yell, craunch, hee-haw, atomize, disintegrate, travail, butterfly, munch, baa, dally, comminute, laugh, romance, coquette, mill, force a smile/laugh, squelch, toil, flirt, pound, mull, snicker, pulverize, beat, help, croak, powder, squash, scraunch, triturate, coquet, squeeze, drudge, grate, crackle, cranch, snigger, granulate, giggle, sound, crush, mash, philander
ululate (part of speech: verb)
cry, chirp, call, snort, chatter, grunt, bleat, growl, moo, purr, mew, squawk, cuckoo, whinny, gobble, honk, bellow, bay, cluck, roar, snarl, coo, neigh, warble, hoot, yelp, squeal, trill, twit, caw, howl, ululate, quack, meow, bawl, cackle, crow, bark
ululation (part of speech: noun)
- Under urgent pressure from the Czar, Schwarzenberg had pushed forward two columns from Troyes towards Paris: one of them had seized the bridge over the Seine at Bray, a day's march below Nogent: the other was nearing Fontainebleau. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
- Sir Philip Crampton told me that when his friend, Sir Walter Scott, was at Lough Bray, on his last visit, a boat excursion was proposed. - "Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children", Grace Greenwood.
- Occasionally the piping voice of a boy and the melancholy bray of a mule broke the deep silence of the place. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.