Noun(1) an alloy of copper and zinc(2) a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length(3) the persons (or committees or departments etc.(4) impudent aggressiveness(5) an ornament or utensil made of brass(6) the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments(7) a memorial made of brass
(1) A little long winded, but the speech was punctuated with a lot of applause, which suggested that a lot of the military brass in attendance support him.(2) However, there are a great number of alloys in aluminum, brass , and stainless steel, and doubtless there are also different resistances for many.(3) a brass plate on the door(4) We harmonize like the brass section of a band, and we need discipline to do that type of music.(5) After all, the military brass appears to be spending in other areas.(6) After an outcry from the military brass and heavy attacks in the media, he reversed himself two days later.(7) Once in office, he quickly moved to finalise the accord, in order to end the legal cases and protect the military brass .(8) The crude drawer handles made at Byrdcliffe of wrought iron, brass , and copper have retained their original dull surface.(9) It is such a soft and pliable metal that it needs to be alloyed with other metals, into brass or bronze, before it can be used for a structural purpose.(10) the brass and percussion were consistently too loud(11) As a veteran officer and the most experienced congressional figure in defense appropriations, he enjoys the closest ties with the military brass .(12) He described the ratios between the densities of gold, mercury, lead, silver, bronze, copper, brass , iron, and tin.(13) After the War he brought up bronze, copper and brass from the island's many wrecks, at a time when these metals were in short supply.(14) There have been rumblings of a military coup, although the military brass is not anxious to assume power under conditions of economic catastrophe.(15) An exciting crafts show of brass , copper and bronze artefacts is on at The Heritage until April 16.(16) Nearly all were made of electroplated brass , copper, or nickel silver (a white metal alloy).