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brassy 1

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɑːsi/

adjective (brassier, brassiest)

1Resembling brass in colour: the last rays of the sun were brassy and chill
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  • The flowers, which are brassy yellow, come in July.
  • Iron sulfide nodules typically are heavy, brassy yellow, flattened along bedding planes, and 2-10 cm in diameter.
  • The concert footage, captured in color, is bright and brassy, and even with all the fancy lighting and video backdrops, the transfer never resorts to flaring or bleeding.
1.1Sounding like a brass musical instrument; harsh and loud: audience members are tapping their feet to the brassy music of the band
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  • Music is loud and brassy at times, nearly inaudible at others.
  • From an open storefront, a brassy jukebox was blaring.
  • The music is effective, with brassy themes of shining goodness and bass-heavy themes of scowling evil.
loud, blaring, noisy, thundering, booming, deafening, ear-splitting;
1.2(Typically of a woman) tastelessly showy or loud in appearance or manner: her brassy, audacious exterior
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  • Krystal was a brassy woman, with blond hair that was wrong and a laugh that didn't quite fit.
  • She is a big, smart, brassy woman who, after three decades in the cesspool of Philadelphia crime, isn't fazed by much.
  • She's brassy, outspoken, occasionally crass, and has a yachtload of money.



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  • If it's in response to something somebody else says, fine, but how does you independently stating, loudly and brassily, that you're not a fan add to the overall happiness level of the world?
  • This is ended by a loud and brassily heroic version of the Fellowship theme as the iconic scene of the nine walking over the mountain plays out, signifying the beginning of the journey.
  • Cue some self-realization and brassily independent fulfillment of long-held rock-star fantasies.


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  • She had a flawless peaches-and-cream complexion and ash-blonde hair, which, if occasionally aided by the peroxide bottle, lacked the brassiness of some of her contemporaries'.
  • I like its brassiness, its in-your-face quality.
  • Or opt for the highlighting kit with a unique squeeze-bottle applicator comb that mimics the salon weave/foil process and a shampooing toner to reduce brassiness.

Words that rhyme with brassy

Adivasi, classy, dalasi, Darcy, farcy, Farsi, glassy, grassy
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brassy 2


Variant spelling of brassie.
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