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Brass instrument   /bræs ˈɪnstrəmənt/   Listen
Brass instrument

A wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece.  Synonym: brass.

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"Brass instrument" Quotes from Famous Books

... some time ago, advertised a machine for fifty cents, and proclaimed it to the world as "the most perfect ever invented." It was simply a brass instrument in the shape of a fly, and the only use to which it could be put was to fasten work to a table. It was so flimsy that it did not last more than two or three days ...
— The Secrets Of The Great City • Edward Winslow Martin

Words linked to "Brass instrument" :   bass horn, wind instrument, baritone, flugelhorn, saxhorn, cornet, sousaphone, French horn, tuba, valve, horn, trump, bugle, fluegelhorn, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, wind, clarion

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