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 Saturday lunch series was the brainchild of the entire Arlington House staff, including director Toby Richards, who joined the Arlington House as curator in 2018 after tenures at the Negro League Museum and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Shauna Stuart |,, "Summer lunch series ‘Thursdays at Arlington’ returns; ‘Soul Food Saturdays’ to debut in late July," 11 July 2019 Grace Loves Lace, the brainchild of Australian designer Megan Ziems, opened its third U.S. location in Dallas this spring and, even in the heart of the bigger-is-better state, there's nary an overly flouncy cushion or lacy curtain to be found. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Every Bride-to-Be Needs to Know About This Gorgeous Dallas Boutique," 27 June 2019 The brainchild behind The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery points out that for generations of people, including his parents, everyday life was both dehumanizing and humiliating. Essence, "Exclusive Preview: Bryan Stevenson Sits Down With Lester Holt Ahead of HBO Documentary," 21 June 2019 This week’s contest was the sudden brainchild of Child Brain Gene Weingarten, who just a few days ago sent two urgent emails to the Empress with the examples above. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1337: Lidder us this — riddles with anagrams," 20 June 2019 And so 4ocean was born, the brainchild of two surfers with a newfound urgency to solve the ocean plastic crisis. CBS News, "Meet the ocean cleanup company that's removed 4.7 million pounds of trash," 15 June 2019 The posters -- the brainchild of The Studio, the design and strategy team at JPL -- are a way to celebrate the discovery of planets. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Art and space: 'A quest never to end'," 12 June 2019 The show, which is the brainchild of composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "It's not a show, it's a movement. 'Hamilton' wows at Kentucky Center," 6 June 2019 The biggest players in sheet music are (and have been for decades) Hal Leonard, founded by a Winona, Minn., bandleader in the 1930s; and Alfred, the 1922 brainchild of a Tin Pan Alley violinist and silent film mood-music importer. Steve Knopper, Billboard, "Sheet Happens: One of Music's Oldest Businesses Is Growing in the Digital Age," 3 June 2019

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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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