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brass instrument

n.
A wind instrument, such as the French horn or the trombone, made of brass or other metal. Sound is produced through vibration of the lips and adjustment of the length of the sound tube by means of valves or a slide.
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brass′ in`strument


n.
a musical wind instrument of brass or other metal with a cup-shaped mouthpiece, as the trombone.
[1850–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
baritone horn, baritone - the second lowest brass wind instrument
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba - the lowest brass wind instrument
bugle - a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
clarion - a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
cornet, trumpet, trump, horn - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
fluegelhorn, flugelhorn - a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
French horn, horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
saxhorn - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
trombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
valve - device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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"And beside them," resumed Liénarde, "played many brass instruments, making great melodies."
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But yesterday Nicolas Sturgeon was given a lesson on how to use the brass instrument by members of the Govanhill Big Noise Orchestra.
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To understand this, we first recognize that, in brass instrument playing, the harmonics produced by the lips are entrained (synchronized) to the resonance frequencies of the tube.
I took a two-year course at Orange Coast College and then specialized in brass 'cause I play a brass instrument.''
Private William Brittain, Lord Cardigan's duty trumpeter, blew the brass instrument to pass on the order to attack the Russian guns during the Crimean War Battle of Balaclava in 1854.
Passions Hugh graduated in engineering design from Loughborough University and combined his two passions to produce the plastic instrument which sounds just like a brass instrument.