brassy

adjective \ ˈbra-sē \

Definition of brassy

brassier; brassiest
1 a :shamelessly bold
  • a brassy reporter
2 :resembling brass especially in color
3 :resembling the sound of a brass instrument

brassily

play \ˈbra-sə-lē\ adverb

brassiness

play \ˈbra-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of brassy in a Sentence

  1. a brassy customer insisted on arriving late and still being taken first

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First Known Use of brassy

1596


BRASSY Defined for English Language Learners

brassy

adjective

Definition of brassy for English Language Learners

  • : very confident and aggressive in a loud and sometimes annoying way

  • : having a loud and often harsh sound

  • : resembling or suggesting brass



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