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British English: /brɑːs/
American English: /bræs/

Translation of brass in French:


  • 1 (metal)
    laiton (m)
    cuivre (m) jaune
    before n (button, candlestick, plaque)
    en cuivre jaune
  • 2 (fittings, objects)
    cuivres mpl
  • 3 (Music)
    also: brass section
    cuivres mpl
  • 6 [informal] (money) (British English)
    pognon (m) [informal]
  • 7 [informal] (Military) (+ v pl) the top brass
    les galonnés
    les huiles [informal]


to get down to brass tacks

it's not worth a brass farthing

ça ne vaut pas un clou

to be as bold as brass

avoir un drôle de culot [informal]

Phrasal verbs

brass off

[informal] (British English)
brass [somebody] off
casser les pieds à quelqu'un [informal]
to be brassed off with
en avoir ras le bol de [informal]
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