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

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The tax provision was the brainchild of the Economic Innovation Group, a think tank cofounded by the Napster entrepreneur Sean Parker. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "A 'mind boggling' tax break was meant to help the poor. But trendy areas are winning too," 14 June 2019 This business model is the brainchild of Scripps Research CEO Peter Schultz, a noted chemist. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Scripps Research forges ahead with drugs for arthritis, malaria and cancer," 14 June 2019 Glee, which was the brainchild of creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, aired for six seasons on Fox. Lauren Huff,, "Glee cast reunites to sing 'Shallow' karaoke," 8 June 2019 This Frankenstein of a social club is the brainchild of David Gutstadt. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "Philadelphia is Taking on Soho House With the Fitler Club," 5 June 2019 The park was the brainchild of Astrodome mastermind Judge Roy Hofheinz. J.r. Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "Memories of AstroWorld stronger than ever 51 years after park's opening," 3 June 2019 The global, olympic-style competition was the brainchild of Robert Riener, a professor from ETH Zurich, who wanted to push the limits of assistive technology and spread awareness. Kayle Hope, Quartz, "The Cybathlon pushes the limits of bionic technology," 30 May 2019 The project is the brainchild of fashion and beauty veteran Marie Audier D’Alessandris, who couldn’t stand to see unused prints wasting away. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "Bookmark This Now: This Shop Lets You Purchase High-Fashion Art for Your Home," 20 Feb. 2018 The festival is the brainchild of Tyrone and Courtenay Collins, owners of Dirty Angel Entertainment. Mike Acker,, "Northwest Black Comedy Festival makes sure 'voices are heard'," 4 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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