- 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 [Metallurgy/Metalurgia] latón (masculine) to be as bold as brass tener* más cara que espalda [colloquial/familiar], ser* muy descarado or desfachatadoMore example sentences1.2 (articles) objetos (masculine plural) de latón to polish the brass limpiar los dorados
More example sentences1.3 [Music/Música] (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) bronces (masculine plural), metales (masculine plural)
- Bronze is made with tin added to copper and brass has zinc in the alloy.
- Two of the oldest and most widely used of all alloys, bronze and brass, also contain copper.
- Some of the more important metal alloys were gold, brass, bronze and pewter.
More example sentences1.4 (money) (British English/inglés británico) [dialect/dialecto], guita (feminine) [slang/argot], lana (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar], plata (feminine) (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
- The last side plate is an angular brass specimen decorated with an incised standard.
- It retains its original brasses, finials, and decorative carving.
- The dominant decorative feature is the array of ornate brasses with pierced backplates.
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- The brass section of an orchestra typically consists of trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas.
- We harmonize like the brass section of a band, and we need discipline to do that type of music.
- The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is a noteworthy example, its playing characterized by dark woodwinds and brasses that impart a dreamlike, veiled quality suggesting the mellow patina of old silver.
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- After an outcry from the military brass and heavy attacks in the media, he reversed himself two days later.
- The New York Times reports that, for decades, the military brass has assured the locals that underground storage of these weapons was perfectly safe.
- 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.
- The old pro there kind of takes a liking to the kid, gives him a brass.
- 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (in church)placa conmemorativa o mortuoria de latón grabada con inscripciones o figuras 2.2(horse brass)medallón (masculine) de latón (que se coloca sobre una amarra)More example sentences
- His widow's stone bears a memorial brass inscribed with Latin verses but is otherwise unmarked.
- Inside fittings again testify to the town's religious life in the Middle Ages, notably the twenty stalls for the members of Chichele College at the east end of the north aisle and an unusual number of medieval monumental brasses.
- A ‘pudding-basin’ cut, often seen on memorial brasses, shows hair thick but clear of the ears, probably to assist in cushioning the helmet.
- 3 uncountable/no numerable (senior officers) [colloquial/familiar] mandamases (masculine plural) [colloquial/familiar], capos (masculine plural) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
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