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brass

noun (METAL)    /brɑːs/ US  /bræs/
C1 [U] a bright yellow metal made from copper and zinc: The door handles were made of brass.Metals and metalworkingChemical elements [C] a thin piece of brass on the floor or wall in a church , with a picture or writing cut into it: The church has several beautiful medieval brasses.Religious objects the brass C2 [S] the group of brass instruments or players in a band or orchestra : The brass seems to me too loud in this recording .Brass instruments
(Definition of brass noun (METAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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