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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.
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