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ray

noun uk   /reɪ/ us  

ray noun (BEAM)

B2 [C] a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin: A ray of sunshine shone through a gap in the clouds. Light rays bend as they pass from air to water.Quantities and units of light

ray noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

C2 [C] a small amount of a feeling that makes you feel happier or more full of hope: There's still a ray of hope that the missing child will be found alive.Words meaning small pieces and amounts

ray noun (FISH)

[C] a large, flat sea fish with a long, narrow tailSea fishFish and seafood

ray noun (MUSIC)

[S] the musical note reNotes of the musical scale
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