Definition of “brass band” - English Dictionary


“brass band” in English

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brass bandnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbrɑːs ˈbænd/ us /ˌbræs ˈbænd/

Examples from literature

  • Brass bands paraded in our honor, and we were later met by them in many of the smaller towns. 
  • She was very fond of a good brass band, especially when heard in the open air. 
  • There was a good floor at Silver's and a brass band to dance to. 
  • There was music every where—choruses, string bands, brass bands, flutes, every thing. 
  • When Senator Douglas arrived at the railroad station, his friends and admirers met him with a brass band. 

(Definition of “brass band” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)