brain·​child | \ ˈbrān-ˌchī(-ə)ld \

Definition of brainchild

: a product of one's creative effort

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Examples of brainchild in a Sentence

The museum is the brainchild of a wealthy art collector. the artificial language Esperanto was the brainchild of L. L. Zamenhof, a Polish oculist

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This tinted cream, which comes enriched with rejuvenating Centella asiatica and SPF 25, is the brainchild of Korean-French skin-care brand, Erborian. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Say Goodbye to Winter Redness With These 6 CC Creams," 16 Jan. 2019 The Forbes 400 was the brainchild of Malcolm Forbes, the energetic New York businessman who spent decades building Forbes magazine, which his father had founded in 1917, into one of the world’s most influential business publications. Jonathan Greenberg, Town & Country, "How to Get a Spot Among the Billionaires on the Forbes 400 List," 15 Jan. 2019 Star Wars Resistance is the brainchild of Dave Filoni, who was also responsible for The Clone Wars animated series. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Disney just dropped a trailer for its new Star Wars Resistance show," 17 Aug. 2018 The triennial, which runs through Sept. 30 and is expected to be held every three years after that, is the brainchild of Fred Bidwell. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice," 11 July 2018 This is part of Mission2Move, or M2M, the non-profit brainchild of Cincinnati native Sarah Habib. Byron Mccauley,, "Is your kid a phone zombie this summer? Time to get them moving," 14 June 2018 David Lindquist/IndyStar Bon Iver, the musical brainchild of singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, outlasted unruly weather to present enlightening sounds and ideas Tuesday night at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Five ways Bon Iver expanded minds at White River State Park," 6 June 2018 Mythos, the pair said in a joint interview, has a well of intellectual property to start from: The company owns a 50 percent stake in Aspen Comics, the brainchild of the cult illustrator Michael Turner, who died in 2008. Joe Coscarelli, New York Times, "A New Film Studio From the Moguls Behind Justin Bieber and Marvel," 27 Mar. 2018 The condo at 921 Chartres St. was decked in the designs of the Badass Balloon Co., the brainchild of Desiree Ontiveros. Susan Langenhennig,, "At home with the 'Badass Balloon' lady peppering New Orleans with inflatable art," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of brainchild

1628, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of brainchild

: an idea, plan, or creation of one person

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