brass

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brass is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
brass

Plural
brasses

This trumpet is made of brass. It also belongs to the brass family of musical instruments.
  1. (uncountable) Brass is a shiny yellow-orange metal.
    The brass chest only has one key.
  2. (uncountable) The brass is the group of musical instruments that are made of brass.
    The brass family of instruments includes tubas, trombones, and trumpets.