- high-ranking military officers.
- any very important officials.
Origin of brass
Related formsbrass·ish, adjective
Examples from the Web for brass
So maybe we should take a lesson from women with brass ovaries: comedy and feminism are longstanding bedfellows.
At BeyondVape there is a board where people can record their last tobacco cigarette in brass, a way of committing to vaping.
The whole town was in a drunken reverie, singing and dancing to brass bands with the tribal beat of the Basques.
The Riveters boast capos (chant leaders), tifos (giant club-support banners), drums, brass, and flags.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World|Evelyn Shoop|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ted tugged at the brass buttons of her red, wool-crepe dress.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He pointed to my blue capote with brass buttons—the summer uniform of the company.The Cryptogram|William Murray Graydon
Here you will rot in the grave and six brass buttons will be all that will be left of you.Short Stories|Fiodor Dostoievski
In sudden climax the motion of the waves fills all the brass in triumphant paean, in the gleam of high noon.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
Mr Brass slyly tickles his nose with his pen, and looks at Kit with the water standing in his eyes.The Old Curiosity Shop|Charles Dickens
Beatrice noted that the brass tubes were all eaten and pitted with verdigris, but they still held firmly.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for brass
- the large family of wind instruments including the trumpet, trombone, French horn, etc, each consisting of a brass tube blown directly by means of a cup- or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
- (sometimes functioning as plural) instruments of this family forming a section in an orchestra
- (as modifier)a brass ensemble
Related formsRelated adjective: brazen
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Idioms and Phrases with brass
In addition to the idioms beginning with brass
- brass hat
- brass ring
- bold as brass
- double in brass
- get down to brass tacks