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Syllabification: mo·ray
Pronunciation: /ˈmôˌrā/
(also moray eel)


A mainly nocturnal eellike predatory fish of warm seas that typically hides in crevices with just the head protruding.
Example sentences
  • The rocky reefs and the small caverns formed within them are home to groupers, moray and conger eels, scorpionfish, many octopuses and the occasional spiny lobster.
  • No sea cows or bovines here, but we spotted puffer fish and a giant moray and plenty of groupers.
  • All the familiar reef fish are there plus morays, sting rays, you name it.


Early 17th century: from Portuguese moréia, via Latin from Greek muraina.

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There are 2 main definitions of moray in English:

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Moray 2 Line breaks: Moray
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also Morayshire ˈmʌrɪʃ(ɪ)ə)
A council area and former county of northern Scotland, bordered on the north by the Moray Firth; administrative centre, Elgin.

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