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noun brass pronunciation in British English /brɑːs/ 
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singularbrass
pluralbrasses
  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

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  2. 3

    the brass

    American informal top brass
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