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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A yellow metal that is a mixture of copper and zinc melted together. Certain instruments, such as the trombone or tuba, of an orchestra or band.

Usage examples (38)
  • As Henry marched and played with the rest of the brass band, his French horn glinted brightly in the sun.
  • "Aye, what we call brass-monkey weather," said Dalziel, taking a swig from his flask.
  • I've been reloading for only twelve years, which ain't much, but Win brass is the one I have settled on.
  • The Norma brass is also thicker than Remington or Winchester. for more
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