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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Selling Sunset is the brainchild of Adam Divello, the same genius responsible for bringing us The Hills. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Who is Chrishell Hartley? The 'Selling Sunset' Star Will Look Familiar," 1 Apr. 2019 Thence up the hill to another amazing colonial house for the costumed Arara Ball, the brainchild of Pedro Igor Alcantara and Malu Barreto (wife of the celebrated artist Vik Muniz) of the Arara creative agency. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Sambas His Way Through Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval," 22 Mar. 2019 Aireon LLC, based in McLean, Va., was founded less than a decade ago—the brainchild of satellite maker Iridium Communications Inc. and Canada’s air-traffic managers. Robert Wall, WSJ, "The Aerospace Newcomer Whose Data Helped Make the Difference on Grounding the 737 MAX," 14 Mar. 2019 In 2017, Bush became a partner and investor in the new salon, the brainchild of ex-Viacom director Nia Batts and cofounder Katy Cockrel. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Detroit Blows Is the Female-Founded Dry Bar With a Purpose," 8 Feb. 2019 Enter Fete Home, the brainchild of Jennifer Potter and Audrey Margarite, who cut their teeth designing and distributing high-end entertaining and decorating items at Bunny Williams Home. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "Fete Home Is the Decor Brand You Need to Know Now," 28 Dec. 2018 Intel executives described the partnership as the brainchild of Josephine Tan, HP’s director of product management, and Stacy Wolff, the global head of personal systems design for HP. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "A dream team of Intel engineers helped create HP's tiny Spectre Folio motherboard," 1 Oct. 2018 The North American bid began more than a year ago as the brainchild of former U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "North America to Host 2026 World Cup," 13 June 2018 InSight's first issue is the fruition of a year and a half's worth of effort, beginning as Mayer's brainchild. Sara Teal,, "Student-run InSight Magazine explores poverty and inequality in Southern California," 3 May 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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