brass band
noun Date: 1834 a band consisting chiefly or solely of brass and percussion instruments

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  • Brass-band — Un orchestre est dit brass band lorsqu il est composé uniquement d instruments de la famille des cuivres, ainsi que de percussions. Les fanfares militaires ont commencé à fleurir au milieu du XIXe siècle, profitant du développement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brass Band — Un orchestre est dit brass band lorsqu il est composé uniquement d instruments de la famille des cuivres, ainsi que de percussions. Les fanfares militaires ont commencé à fleurir au milieu du XIXe siècle, profitant du développement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brass band — Brass Brass, n.; pl. {Brasses}. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s; akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d {Braze}.] 1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brass-Band — Brass|band, Brass Band [ bra:sbænd ], die [engl. brass band, aus: brass = Messing u. band, ↑ 3Band]: Blaskapelle …   Universal-Lexikon

  • brass band — brass bands N COUNT A brass band is a band that is made up of brass and percussion instruments …   English dictionary

  • brass band — n a band consisting mostly of brass musical instruments such as ↑trumpets, horns etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Brass Band — [ brɑ:s bænd] die; , s <aus engl. brass band »Blaskapelle«, eigtl. »Blechkapelle«> Bez. für eine Marschkapelle, die ausschließlich aus Blechblasinstrumenten u. Schlagzeug zusammengesetzt ist …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • brass band — brass′ band′ n. mad a band made up principally of brass instruments …   From formal English to slang

  • brass band — n. a band of mainly brass instruments …   English World dictionary

  • brass band — noun count a group of musicians who play brass instruments such as TRUMPETS and TROMBONES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brass band — ► NOUN ▪ a group of musicians playing brass instruments …   English terms dictionary

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