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 topic took center stage at the weekend’s gathering of central banking’s top brass in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Plus, black and gold seems to be the golden arches's new aesthetic, because the chain also created a one-of-a-kind brass-and-real-gold replica of its classic wafer cones for a lucky winner of a lifetime supply of McDonald's ice cream.
Miscellaneous accessories include extra timpani heads (in case in-flight air pressure wreaks havoc on them) and Plexiglass shields to protect woodwind players’ ears from the brass instruments behind them.
There might be speeches from Navy brass, and the display of family photos, and if all goes according to plan, some music.
What's the best way to clean drill bits? Chris T., Carmel, Indiana Twist bits are easy to clean with a small brass wire brush.
Percy does it with brass bands and gets his rewards on the spot.
Details reflect the chef, extending to the cypress bar’s brass joinery, glasses with thread-thin stems, and the occasional dish served in a Meiji-era bowl.
Chief Steve Conrad and other top brass attempted to quiet the longtime officer, the suit alleges, in violation of the state's whistleblower law.
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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
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