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 Gaucho was released in 1927, and Vélez’s performance thrilled moviegoers, critics, and studio brass alike.
Middle- and upper-class families spent lavishly on funerals, which would include not just silk winding sheets and coffins made of hardwood or brass, but also hired attendants waving black ostrich feathers—the more the better.
Burglary — Residence 4900 block of Southwest 11th Circle in Margate, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Someone took a brass monkey statue from the exterior front door area of the residence.
There's a strong New Orleans feel to several of the album's eight tracks, plenty of feel-good funk with syncopated rhythms, bright brass, greasy keyboard tones and raunchy guitar.
Boxwood Architects is doing a clean design using materials such as oak, hot rolled steel, brass, and white tiling and marble.
According to one attendee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, about one third of the discussion concerned Brexit and Labour’s top brass -- Corbyn, John McDonnell and Rebecca Long-Bailey -- said their policy on the matter remained wide open.
Every section of the orchestra – winds, brass, strings, percussion – played brilliantly, with complete understanding of the piece and how it should be interpreted.
The risks of Trump-distraction are great, because the 45th president is such a spectacle—a tooting, puffing, brass-and-steam-whistle commotion liable to draw all gazes, all the time.
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Origin and Etymology of brass
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
audaciousness, audacity, brashness, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah (also chutzpa), crust, effrontery, face, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerity;
First Known Use of brass
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