Examples of brass in a Sentence
a candlestick made of brass
The whole orchestra—the strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass—began to play.
The brasses began to play.
polishing the brass and the silver
Recent Examples of brass from the Web
The proof, say the board and brass, is that an historic transformation is well underway.
Milch's steady hand (and clout with the HBO brass) should hopefully reign in some of Pizzolatto's... worse auter-y habits, and there are fewer big acting draws right now than Ali.
Three marble and antiqued-brass bays — the number repeated everywhere in the store as an homage to the brand's signature triangle logo — house over 1,5000 chocolate bars.
Leave a Note Amid 32 acres of purple jacaranda and yellow gulmohar trees, this fort-style hotel recalls the days of the Rajputs, with architectural details like blue tile and brass doors.
And what Haugen did happens a lot more than people realize — or police brass admit.
Dressed with brass inlays, Italian marble and an abundance of rich walnut — down to fanciful columns that resemble blossoming flowers — the restaurant’s lower and upper levels will seat up to 250.
Steampunk Santa had brass gadgets affixed to a black coachman's hat and light-up shoes.
For the most part, though, Mindhunter’s writing is quick, clever, and engrossing, whether the team is prying open a murderer’s head or getting chewed out by the F.B.I. brass.
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Origin and Etymology of brass
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaudaciousness, audacity, brashness, effrontery, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), crust, face, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerity
Related Wordsarrogance, assurance, cockiness, confidence, hardihood, overconfidence, sanguinity, self-assurance, self-confidence; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; back talk, sass; swagger, swash
Near Antonymsbashfulness, diffidence, faintheartedness, hesitancy, modesty, shyness, timidity, timidness, timorousness; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, manners
First Known Use of brass
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