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Dictionary definition for: Brass

1. (n) an alloy of copper and zinc

2. (n) a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece

3. (n) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members" "he quickly became rec

4. (n) impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn''t believe her boldness" "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

5. (n) an ornament or utensil made of brass

6. (n) the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments

7. (n) a memorial made of brass

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