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brass band Explained

brass band at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a band consisting mostly of brass musical instruments such as trumpets, horns etc//

brass band at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a group of musicians who play brass instruments:
The village brass band plays regular concerts.

Brass band at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Brass \Brass\, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s;
akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire,
and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.]
1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable
proportion, but often containing two parts of copper to
one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely
other metals.

2. (Mach.) A journal bearing, so called because frequently
made of brass. A brass is often lined with a softer metal,
when the latter is generally called a white metal lining.
See {Axle box}, {Journal Box}, and {Bearing}.

3. Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze. [Obs.]

Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your
purses, nor scrip for your journey. --Matt. x. 9.

4. Impudence; a brazen face. [Colloq.]

5. pl. Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass.

The very scullion who cleans the brasses.

6. A brass plate engraved with a figure or device.
Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and
generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc.

7. pl. (Mining) Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the
color of which is near to that of brass.

Note: The word brass as used in Sculpture language is a
translation for copper or some kind of bronze.

Note: Brass is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
compounds; as, brass button, brass kettle, brass
founder, brass foundry or brassfoundry.

{Brass band} (Mus.), a band of musicians who play upon wind
instruments made of brass, as trumpets, cornets, etc.

{Brass foil}, {Brass leaf}, brass made into very thin sheets;
-- called also {Dutch gold}.

brass band at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

brass band
n : a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion

brass band at English (WD) Of Explained:



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  • Inter: musi » c A group of musicians who play brass instruments (sometimes accompanied by percussion)

    See also

    * silver band

  • Translation: et » brass band
    Translation: it » brass band
    Translation: pl » brass band