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1. brass

noun. ['ˈbræs'] an alloy of copper and zinc.

Synonyms

  • Muntz metal
  • low brass
  • gilding metal
  • copper
  • copper-base alloy
  • alpha-beta brass
  • yellow metal
  • alpha brass
  • ormolu
  • latten
  • guinea gold
  • Cu
  • atomic number 29
  • red brass
  • high brass
  • cartridge brass

Antonyms

  • rear
  • windward
  • avoid
  • back

Etymology

  • bræs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Brass

  • middle-class
  • smartass
  • contrasts
  • lambastes
  • forecasts
  • vanasse
  • umass
  • surpass
  • repass
  • outlasts
  • impasse
  • depass
  • alsace
  • plasse
  • plass
  • plas
  • morass
  • krass
  • kras
  • klass
  • klas
  • harass
  • grasse
  • grass
  • gras
  • glass
  • glas
  • crass
  • class
  • blass

How do you pronounce brass?

Pronounce brass as bræs.

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Example sentences of the word brass


1. Noun, singular or mass
Set up the brass track you want to EQ to play back in your mixing platform of choice.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They are usually brass or a similar soft metal and will strip easily.

3. Verb, past participle
Check to see if the caster is brass with a laminated leather caster.

Quotes containing the word brass


1. In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
- Mark Twain

2. Some guys are the type of people who bring brass knuckles to a fight. I've always thought it prudent to bring some running shoes.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Faith without a measure of doubt ain't worth a brass farthin'.
- Howard Frank Mosher, Walking to Gatlinburg

2. brass

noun. ['ˈbræs'] a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece.

Synonyms

  • French horn
  • trumpet
  • fluegelhorn
  • valve
  • horn
  • bass horn
  • baritone horn
  • flugelhorn
  • clarion
  • trombone
  • sousaphone
  • wind
  • baritone
  • brass instrument
  • tuba
  • saxhorn
  • trump
  • wind instrument
  • cornet

Antonyms

  • finish
  • inactivity
  • enfranchisement
  • artifact

Etymology

  • bræs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. brass

noun. ['ˈbræs'] impudent aggressiveness.

Synonyms

  • aggressiveness
  • face
  • boldness
  • audaciousness
  • cheek
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • soft
  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • bræs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. brass

noun. ['ˈbræs'] an ornament or utensil made of brass.

Synonyms

  • ornament
  • decoration

Antonyms

  • porosity
  • thickness
  • thin

Etymology

  • bræs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. brass

noun. ['ˈbræs'] the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something.

Synonyms

  • regime
  • organisation
  • judiciary
  • governing body
  • advisory board
  • management
  • pecking order
  • Curia
  • establishment
  • organization
  • bench
  • executive
  • officialdom
  • hierarchy
  • body
  • top brass
  • planning board
  • authorities
  • government
  • government officials
  • governance
  • administration
  • power structure

Antonyms

  • untwine
  • high
  • insulator
  • timidity

Etymology

  • bræs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. brass

noun. ['ˈbræs'] the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments.

Synonyms

  • section
  • brass section

Antonyms

  • fixed-width font
  • proportional font
  • leeward

Etymology

  • bræs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. brass

noun. ['ˈbræs'] a memorial made of brass.

Synonyms

  • monument
  • memorial tablet
  • memorial

Antonyms

  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness
  • softness

Etymology

  • bræs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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