Translation of "brass" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /brɑːs/ us /bræs/

a shiny, yellow metal

a door with a brass handle

(Translation of “brass” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /braːs/

an alloy of copper and zinc

This plate is made of brass
(also adjective) a brass doorknocker.

(music) wind musical instruments which are made of brass or other metal

One of his earliest compositions was a march written for brass and strings.
brassy adjective

de latón
the brassy sound of the trumpet.
brass band noun singular or plural

(music) a band of players of (mainly) brass wind instruments

banda, charanga
The local brass band were playing when we arrived.
brass instrument noun

(music) a musical wind instrument made of metal such as a trombone or a trumpet.

Instrumento de Metal
brass neck noun

shameless cheek or impudence

cara dura, descaro
Despite always being late for work, she had the brass neck to ask for a pay rise.
get down to brass tacks

(informal) to deal with basic principles or matters

ir al grano
Let’s stop arguing about nothing and get down to brass tacks.

(Translation of “brass” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)