Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or appearance of being brassy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. The state, condition, or quality of being brassy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic of being brassy.

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Examples

  • Tears in an elderly woman weighing three hundred and twenty pounds are scarcely impressive, and I hardened the brassiness of my bluff.

    SHIN-BONES

  • I just love the sassiness and brassiness she brought to that role!

    Interview with Fatally-Yours Founder Sarah Jahier

  • Rena Cherry Brown invests Tommy's mother with an enjoyable hard-bitten brassiness, and David Paglin nails his cameo as a cantankerous, erudite video shop owner.

    In Scena Theatre's 'Public Enemy,' you may smell a dirty rat

  • Also plaques for random acts of academic excellence that had not been updated since 1976 oxidized their way out of brassiness and into dull chestnut browns.

    Excerpt from De Imitatio Calembouri

  • The Brazen, Materialistic, Unapologetically Shallow Lady - Their chutzpah alone counts for a lot of sex appeal, and their "yeah I said it" brassiness may make sense for a world in which there's a lot to want, but they long ago traded their good humor for some bad notions.

    elbow room

  • As Angelica, soprano Kate Mangiameli's soprano had an edgy brassiness.

    Rarely Performed Well or at All

  • Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, sporting a brand new Prada jacket, kept her usual spunk and brassiness.

    Adam McKay: McCain Downplays McCain's Endorsement of Obama

  • They have stomachs that can somehow digest descriptions of white canvases, as long as the sentences are peppered with words like "aesthetic experience" and "emotional numbness" and "cynical wisdom" and "vivacious brassiness."

    Chance Abutmenting (a counter-critique of Peter Schjeldahl)

  • The Brazen, Materialistic, Unapologetically Shallow Lady - Their chutzpah alone counts for a lot of sex appeal, and their "yeah I said it" brassiness may make sense for a world in which there's a lot to want, but they long ago traded their good humor for some bad notions.

    every mother's child is gonna spy

  • While asking for supportive letters is common practice for defendants after a conviction, Wasserstrom's e-mail shows "a tremendous amount of brassiness" and could cast him in a bad light, Dekle said.

    Archive 2007-09-30

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