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brass instrument

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

You'd look splendid, marching along with that great brass instrument!
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
The music was weird and whimsical, as there were neither stringed nor brass instruments.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
There were fourteen or fifteen loud brass instruments, with a side and bass drum and cymbals.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
A nautical instrument of brass, one of which, price L4, was supplied to Martin Frobisher in 1576.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There they sat, hemmed in all round by dripping leaves, blowing grimly and incessantly through instruments of brass.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
The skull, the powders, the brass instruments.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
With a glorious crash the brass instruments burst out with the tune.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
The frogman held the brass instrument in his free hand.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Lee's men had possessed themselves of a complete set of new brass instruments that formed their band.
"The Falling Flag" by Edward M. Boykin
Instrument is made of brass and shaped like a gun.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
An orchestra, composed principally of horns and brass instruments, occupied a separate gallery at one end of the dining-hall.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
From their neat wooden boxes were taken two highly polished brass instruments, each of which was provided with a telescope.
"Campmates" by Kirk Munroe
The second instrument is a simplified portable dipping-needle, having the degrees engraved on the inner face of a cylindrical brass ring.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Harsh, discordant music from brass instruments rose upon the air.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
The best instrument for this purpose is a small syringe of glass or brass with curved neck and bulbous tip.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
His brass instruments have lost nothing of their ancient nobility.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
The brass-headed buttons with which the instrument is ornamented may have been derived from England.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
In the actual instrument the torsion rod was a brass wire 0.06 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
You can not develop music without these instruments, the country singing school, and the country brass band.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
Preceding a funeral is what one may term a band, the instruments producing noise being brass pans or trays, beaten by men.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

Brass instrument -maker thrives with craft, not automation.
Instrument Lab: The Brass Section .
Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet combines the instruments and elements of a traditional New Orleans brass band with those of a modern jazz group.
The first person to apply lacquer to a brass instrument must have considered it an act of great aesthetic consequence.
Entwistle was nicknamed "Thunder Fingers" for his driving bass style, although he also played a number of brass instruments.
Buffet Group has completed the acquisition of B&S GmbH, a German family-controlled company which is the leading German brass musical instrument manufacturer.
Some danced, a few played on wind and brass instruments, and others banged on snare drums, pots and pans.
Each figure holds a brass instrument that also evolves, illustrating the theme "Brass Evolutions .".
She has performed with Malone 's Symphonic Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, Chorale, and the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conduction Association's Honors Band.
Members of Athens municipal brass band play their instruments during a protest in front of the Greek parliament on Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012.
Private instruction is available for brass and woodwind instruments, piano and voice.
Modeled after an old astronomical instrument of the same name, the Large Armillary lamp from Frederick Cooper has a solid brass body finished in Old World Bronze.
Webster Instrument's portable, fast and accurate Hardness Testers are available in three models for testing aluminum, brass, copper and mild steel.
Bemidji State University Trombone Choir and Trumpet Ensemble concert this evening in Thompson Recital Hall is part of the weeklong celebration of music of brass instruments from the trombone soloist to the big band tradition.
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In science:

Wind, brass, and vocal instruments are all similar in that they all use standing waves of a vibrating air column in a pipe to generate sound.
Music in Terms of Science
In brass instruments, valves and slides are employed.
Music in Terms of Science
This method is used on nearly all brass instruments. • Lengthening and/or shortening the pipe using a sliding mechanism.
Music in Terms of Science
The brass instruments like trumpet, trombone, and French horn all have closed pipes with long cylindrical sections and should therefore only be able to produce odd harmonics.
Music in Terms of Science
Together, the bell and mouthpiece cause the sound production of the brass instruments to behave like an open pipe, having all harmonics instead of just the odd ones.
Music in Terms of Science
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