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brass·y 1

 (brăs′ē)
adj. brass·i·er, brass·i·est
1. Made of or decorated with brass.
2. Resembling brass, as in color.
3. Music Resembling or characterized by the sound of brass instruments: "The band was now playing some brassy march" (Robert Penn Warren).
4. Cheap and showy; flashy.
5. Informal Brazen; insolent.

brass′i·ly adv.
brass′i·ness n.

brass·y 2

 (brăs′ē)
n.
Variant of brassie.

brassy

(ˈbrɑːsɪ)
adj, brassier or brassiest
1. insolent; brazen
2. flashy; showy
3. (of sound) harsh, strident, or resembling the sound of a brass instrument
4. like brass, esp in colour
5. decorated with or made of brass
6. a variant spelling of brassie
ˈbrassily adv
ˈbrassiness n

brass•y

(ˈbræs i, ˈbrɑ si)

adj. brass•i•er, brass•i•est.
1. made of or covered with brass.
2. resembling brass, as in color.
3. harsh and metallic: brassy tones.
4. brazen; bold.
5. noisy; clamorous; loud.
[1570–80]
brass′i•ly, adv.
brass′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brassy - resembling the sound of a brass instrument
2.brassy - tastelessly showybrassy - tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste
3.brassy - unrestrained by convention or proprietybrassy - unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell
unashamed - used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame

brassy

adjective
1. strident, loud, harsh, piercing, jarring, noisy, grating, raucous, blaring, shrill, jangling, dissonant, cacophonous Musicians blast their brassy jazz from street corners.
2. brazen, forward, bold, brash, saucy, pushy (informal), pert, insolent, impudent, loud-mouthed, barefaced Alec and his brassy blonde wife
3. flashy, loud, blatant, vulgar, gaudy, garish, jazzy (informal), showy, obtrusive A woman with big brassy ear-rings
flashy quiet, modest, restrained, discreet, subdued, played down, low-key, understated, toned down

brassy

adjective
Translations
نحاسي
mosazný
messing-
rezes
úr látúni
mosadzný
pirinçpirinç kaplı

brassy

[ˈbrɑːsɪ] ADJ (brassier (compar) (brassiest (superl)))
1. (= like brass) (in colour) → dorado, de color dorado; (= cheap) → ordinario
2. (= harsh) [sound] → estridente; (= metallic) → metálico
3. [person] → descarado

brassy

[ˈbrɑːsi ˈbræsi ˈbrɑːsi] adj
[music] → assourdissant(e)
[woman] → provocant(e)
(= metallic) → doré(e)bra strap nbretelle f de soutien-gorge

brassy

adj (+er)
metalmessingartig; hair, blondemessingfarben; soundblechern
(inf, = impudent) → frech, dreist
(pej: = flashy) womanaufgedonnert (pej inf)

brassy

[ˈbraːsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (voice, sound) → squillante; (colour) → chiassoso/a (pej) (tone) → insolente; (woman) → appariscente

brass

(braːs) noun
1. an alloy of copper and zinc. This plate is made of brass; (also adjective) a brass door-knocker.
2. wind musical instruments which are made of brass or other metal.
ˈbrassy adjective
brass band
a band of players of (mainly) brass wind instruments.
brass neck
shameless cheek or impudence. After breaking off the engagement she had the brass neck to keep the ring.
get down to brass tacks
to deal with basic principles or matters. Let's stop arguing about nothing and get down to brass tacks.
References in classic literature ?
I hate boldness--that boldness which is of the brassy brow and insensate nerves; but I love the courage of the strong heart, the fervour of the generous blood; I loved with passion the light of Frances Evans' clear hazel eye when it did not fear to look straight into mine; I loved the tones with which she uttered the words--
It won't set any better after old Brindle fills up on this dust," observed Martin, belligerency in his brassy voice.
He wore rather baggy grey shepherd's check trousers, a not over-clean black frock-coat, unbuttoned in the front, and a drab waistcoat with a heavy brassy Albert chain, and a square pierced bit of metal dangling down as an ornament.
Outside lay the yellow, brassy glare of the sunshine, with the shadows of the palm trees as black and definite as the trees themselves.
Sometimes she was completely involved in the smoke of her fire; then it would leave her figure free, irradiated by the brassy glare from the heap.
Whether it was that Archibald pressed too much or pressed too little, whether it was that his club deviated from the dotted line which joined the two points A and B in the illustrated plate of the man making the brassy shot in the
I don't own you any more than if I saw a crow; and if you want to own me you'll get nothing by it but a character for being what you are--a spiteful, brassy, bullying rogue.
The insect-species confined to sea-coasts, as every collector knows, are often brassy or lurid.
cried a bold and brassy voice, hailing the deck from the cabin staircase.
His lordship's gaze being a little slow in returning from the middle distance--for it was not a matter to be decided carelessly and without thought, this problem of carrying the length of Shaftesbury Avenue with a single brassy shot--he repeated the gossip from the home.
Siegers' (the son's) over whelming voice, in brassy blasts, as though he had been trying to articulate his words through a trom bone, was expressing his great regret at a conduct characterised by a very marked want of discre tion.
A man who was always proclaiming, through that brassy speaking-trumpet of a voice of his, his old ignorance and his old poverty.