Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wooden golf-club shod with brass on the sole.
  • Pertaining to or having any of the qualities of brass; brazen: chiefly used in a derogatory sense: as, a brassy taste; the coloring is brassy.
  • Brazen-faced; impudent.
  • noun A Scotch name of the bib, a gadoid fish.

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

  • noun (Golf) A wooden club soled with brass.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to brass; having the nature, appearance, or hardness, of brass.
  • adjective colloq. Impudent; impudently bold.

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

  • adjective Resembling brass.
  • adjective informal Impudent; impudently bold.
  • noun Same as brassie

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling the sound of a brass instrument
  • adjective tastelessly showy
  • adjective unrestrained by convention or propriety

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Examples

  • "Well," said Thomas, as he reached his ball, "that's not what I call a brassy lie."

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  • Â Oscillator 2 provides a-not particularly "brassy" - pulse wave, which brings in the ensemble.

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  • By adding the extra color, Sharp says, a TV's color gamut can be expanded from millions to trillions of colors, resulting in more natural, truer images, and the ability to more accurately display hard-to-depict colors, such as brassy gold.

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  • By adding the extra color, Sharp says, a TV's color gamut can be expanded from millions to trillions of colors, resulting in more natural, truer images, and the ability to more accurately display hard-to-depict colors, such as brassy gold.

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  • By adding the extra color, Sharp says, a TV's color gamut can be expanded from millions to trillions of colors, resulting in more natural, truer images, and the ability to more accurately display hard-to-depict colors, such as brassy gold.

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  • By adding the extra color, Sharp says, a TV's color gamut can be expanded from millions to trillions of colors, resulting in more natural, truer images, and the ability to more accurately display hard-to-depict colors, such as brassy gold.

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  • Specializing in such life-threatening dishes as deep-fried macaroni and cheese and bread pudding made from Krispy Kreme donuts, Ms. Deen is high-voltage Dixie kitsch, a cartoon version of the kind of brassy, boozy aunt that the other aunts always refer to as a "hoot."

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  • It is accompanied by a peculiar "brassy," ringing cough, which, once heard, can never be mistaken.

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  • Where the villain's music has the kind of brassy, descending notes that signal cunning evil, Wells is given an almost wistful flute - music that suggests a meek, buttoned-up Victorian.

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  • Where the villain's music has the kind of brassy, descending notes that signal cunning evil, Wells is given an almost wistful flute - music that suggests a meek, buttoned-up Victorian.

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