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brass instrument

n.
A wind instrument, such as the French horn or the trombone, made of brass or other metal. Sound is produced through vibration of the lips and adjustment of the length of the sound tube by means of valves or a slide.

brass′ in`strument


n.
a musical wind instrument of brass or other metal with a cup-shaped mouthpiece, as the trombone.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brass instrument - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
baritone horn, baritone - the second lowest brass wind instrument
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba - the lowest brass wind instrument
bugle - a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
clarion - a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
cornet, trumpet, trump, horn - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
fluegelhorn, flugelhorn - a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
French horn, horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
saxhorn - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
trombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
valve - device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
Translations
žesťový nástroj
vaskisoitin
málmblásturshljóðfæri
trobilo
References in classic literature ?
The murmur soon became more distinct; it now seemed like a distant concert of human voices accompanied by brass instruments. Passepartout was all eyes and ears.
"And beside them," resumed Liénarde, "played many brass instruments, making great melodies."
No asking your way of the sun, when you are lost, with a little brass instrument and a morsel of pencil and paper.
But jazz, funk and international bands are now also features of the festival, showing the broad appeal of brass instruments.
Head of music Carolyn Davenport said: "At the moment there are 120 pupils having lessons on the keyboard, drums, guitars, woodwind and brass instruments.
Most of the technicians play brass instruments in local groups, such as senior worker, Tom Wellings, a member of Dobcross Silver Band.
The extensive liner notes by Jeurissen about Wagner and the ways in which innovation in brass instruments affected compositions of the era illuminate his choices in arranging these pieces for a contemporary brass ensemble.
"If playing brass instruments does indeed help children suffering from asthma, then Norman is providing an even greater service to the community." Already nine-year-old Ryan Harrison, who plays the euphonium in West Pelton and District Community Brass Band, believes playing the instrument has cured his asthma.
The event was designed to encourage more young people to take up and enjoy brass instruments.
When you started playing, what made you choose the cornet over other brass instruments?
Since the church in Leipzig appears not to have owned any brass instruments before 1760, (5) the Stadtpfeifers would have owned their own instruments.
No doubt, her gliding vocals were exquisite, but listening to her lightness of touch and understated soul alongside two keyboard players aping brass instruments was, to me, like being served the most luxurious of desserts drenched in slightly off, economy price 'squirty' cream.