Definition of bris in English:

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Pronunciation: /bris/


The Jewish ceremony of circumcision. Also called brith.
Example sentences
  • The bris, or ritual circumcision, takes place eight days after birth.
  • There's nothing new about a rabbi fainting at a bris.
  • At the time of the party, the reporter was in fact attending a bris.

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Syllabification: bris

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