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noun     brass pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
  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

    curtain rails made of brass

    doors with brass hinges

    Synonyms and related words
    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
    [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
  3. 3

    the brass

    American informal top brass


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