brain·​child | \ ˈbrān-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce brainchild (audio) \

Definition of brainchild

: a product of one's creative effort

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
Recent Examples on the Web The ambitious event is the brainchild of musician Nuno Bettencourt, a local son of the Azores and one of the most respected, and highest paid, guitarists in the world. Chris Johns, SPIN, 8 Aug. 2022 The innovative initiative – which is being launched with a press conference on Saturday at the Locarno Film Festival – is the brainchild of Nadia Dresti, the Locarno fest’s grand dame, who recently joined the PalaCinema board. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 6 Aug. 2022 This rustic container hotel, winery and distillery is the brainchild of Marcelo Castro Vera, the eccentric, 40-year-old owner. Simone Jacobson, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2022 Hello From the Magic Tavern Thoroughly absurd, this fantasy improv-comedy show is the brainchild of Chicago comedian Arnie Niekamp, who falls through a portal at a Burger King and ends up in the magical world of Foon. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 The Relais is the brainchild of Dante Venturini, an entrepreneur who owned stone and marble companies before launching the hotel seven years ago. Catherine Sabino, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 The swanky condominium is the brainchild of investor and developer Van Nguyen of JVP Management. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2022 The craft cocktail program is the brainchild of veteran Gabriella Mlynarcyzk, and Spanish grape-forward wines are a unique highlight during the restaurant’s siesta hour. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 July 2022 The 320-acre farm with a herd of bison in Bloomington is the brainchild of three former band mates. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 27 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of brainchild

1628, in the meaning defined above

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“Brainchild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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