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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.
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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.

ray noun (FISH)

[C] a large, flat sea fish with a long, narrow tail

ray noun (MUSIC)

[S] the musical note re
Translations of “ray”
in Korean 광선…
in Arabic شُعاع…
in French rayon, lueur…
in Turkish ışın, şua…
in Italian raggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 光束, 光線,光束, (熱能等的)輻射線…
in Russian луч…
in Polish promień…
in Spanish rayo, brizna, resquicio…
in Portuguese raio…
in German der Strahl…
in Catalan raig…
in Japanese 光線, 熱線, (放射エネルギーの)線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 光束, 光线,光束, (热能等的)辐射线…
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