brass band

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noun Music.

a band made up principally of brass wind instruments.

Nearby words

  1. brasil,
  2. brasilein,
  3. brasilia,
  4. brasilin,
  5. brass,
  6. brass farthing,
  7. brass hat,
  8. brass instrument,
  9. brass knuckles,
  10. brass neck

Origin of brass band

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for brass band

brass band

noun

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Culture definitions for brass band

brass band

A musical group composed of brass and percussion instruments. Sometimes called marching bands, brass bands often play at athletic events and military exercises and in parades.

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