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noun brass pronunciation in American English /bræs/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a shiny yellow metal that is used for making musical instruments and objects such as door handles. It is a mixture of copper and zinc

    a faucet made of brass

    doors with brass hinges

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    1. a.
      [countable] a flat piece of brass with a picture or writing cut into it, for example on a grave or in a church
  2. 2

    the brass

    American informal important and powerful people

    The ceremony was attended by a stunning array of military brass.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] music musical instruments made of brass such as trumpets and trombones

    a piece of music for woodwind and brass

    1. a.

      the brass

      all the brass instruments in an orchestra


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