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brass

brass

 
pronunciation:
braes
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a yellow alloy consisting mainly of copper and zinc.
Those candlesticks aren't gold; they're brass.
 
definition 2: an object or objects made of such an alloy.
The servants were polishing the brasses.
definition 3: (often pl.) a wind instrument usu. made of brass, such as a trumpet or horn.
He really wanted to play one of the brasses instead of a woodwind.
 
definition 4: (pl.) the group of players of brass instruments within an orchestra or band.
The brasses were playing much too loudly during that passage.
definition 5: (informal) self-assured impudence.
She's got a lot of brass saying things like that to the boss.
similar words:
gall, nerve
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, relating to, or made of brass.
A French horn is a brass instrument.Many old brass coins were found on the site.
similar words:
brazen
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