Definition of 'brass'
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Brass and woodwind shriek from the outset. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You just need a brass neck. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rattle flooded the stage with extra strings, brass and woodwind. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Fund managers also claim they should have a relatively easy job adapting, thanks to a few new brass plaques and some juicy legal fees. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One committee member said:'The brass neck of this man is something else. The Sun (2016)Then it's back to base for mince pies and mulled wine, while a brass band plays. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I can't understand how she has the brass neck to hang on to a job at Southern. The Sun (2016) Winds and brass had a particularly good night. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The iron seats are available with a copper or brass finish. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This lot plays brass instruments and would keel over in a light breeze. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We just need to get out there and be as bold as brass. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Mine were unashamedly bright orange with huge brass fly buttons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She really was able to turn muck into brass. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Each comes with an engraved brass plaque. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Four other military top brass live in their own homes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This track has a fantastic brass section and a wonderful bass line. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was a nativity play and a brass band played. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This stuff would be career suicide if the leader of any other political party had the brass neck to utter it. The Sun (2014)The transparency of sound from gut strings means the woodwind and brass soloists emerge as if naturally from the orchestral texture. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Brass and wind bands also existed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Additional brass and string players had been invited, underlining that this was a special show. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And it's great on brass and copper. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One team stepped into the unknown, full of hope and bold as brass in their approach. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet the army 's top brass has also been unwilling to unleash its firepower on civilians in the centre of the capital. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The gadgets look like brass instruments but require no skill to'play '. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Pieces in bronze and brass from the 16th to 18th centuries are more affordable than silver and can be equally striking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At times the orchestra 's bumptious brass swallowed the performers whole, while vocal tone flattened into cardboard if they sang on the move. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'brass'
British English: brass /brɑːs/ NOUN
Brass is a yellow metal made from copper and zinc.
...shining brass buttons.
- American English: brass
- Arabic: نُحاس أَصْفَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: latão
- Chinese: 黄铜
- Croatian: mjed
- Czech: mosaz
- Danish: messing
- Dutch: koper
- European Spanish: latón
- Finnish: messinki
- French: laiton
- German: Messing
- Greek: μπρούντζος
- Italian: ottone
- Japanese: 真鍮
- Korean: 황동
- Norwegian: messing
- Polish: mosiądz
- European Portuguese: latão
- Romanian: alamă
- Russian: латунь
- Spanish: latón
- Swedish: mässing
- Thai: ทองเหลือง
- Turkish: pirinç metal
- Ukrainian: латунь
- Vietnamese: đồng thau
Definition of brass from the Collins English Dictionary
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