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

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
Recent Examples on the Web At that time, the currency was backed by the local Chamber of Commerce rather than by the local government, and was the brainchild of local newspaper publisher Don Major, who thought to use his printing press for the purpose. Francesca Giuliani-hoffman, CNN, "Tenino, Washington is printing wooden money to help residents through the pandemic," 20 June 2020 The brainchild of former Tri-C JazzFest artistic director Willard Jenkins, JazzWorks is an all-star octet playing classic jazz. cleveland, "Tri-C JazzFest announces lineup for virtual festival," 18 June 2020 The idea was the brainchild of District 2 alderman Tracy Stefanski, who pitched his plan to the council Tuesday. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No floats and a shorter route, here's how the West Allis Fourth of July parade will be different this year," 17 June 2020 Launched last fall, River is the brainchild of Alex Leishman, a former aerospace engineer who became intrigued with Bitcoin in 2013, and was a teaching assistant at Stanford University's first cryptocurrency class. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "‘Bitcoin for Boomers’ startup River Financial raises $5.7M," 17 June 2020 Little Voice, which hits AppleTV+ on July 10, was the brainchild of Bareilles, her Waitress book writer Jessie Nelson, and executive producer J.J. Abrams. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Exclusive: Watch teaser trailer for Sara Bareilles' new TV drama Little Voice," 12 June 2020 The pandemic archive is the brainchild of Leslie Straus, archivist and registrar’s assistant at the McNay Art Museum, where the items will be housed. Deborah Martin,, "Archive projects underway at McNay Art Museum and Carver Community Cultural Center in San Antonio," 10 June 2020 The initiative is the brainchild of Jamila Thomas, senior director of marketing at Atlantic Records and former Atlantic Records employee Brianna Agyemang. Chevaz Clarke, CBS News, "Social media is going dark for Blackout Tuesday. Here's why the wrong hashtag can hurt Black Lives Matter.," 2 June 2020 House of Aama is the brainchild of mother-daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka who use fashion as a lens to celebrate and tell stories that explore the traditions and customs of African Americans. Shanna Shipin, Glamour, "Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support Today," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of brainchild

1628, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2020

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“Brainchild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of brainchild

: an idea, plan, or creation of one person

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