[[t]brɑ͟ːsi, bræ̱si[/t]]
brassier, brassiest
1) ADJ-GRADED Brassy music is bold, harsh, and loud.

Musicians blast their brassy jazz from street corners.

2) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a woman's appearance or her behaviour as brassy, you think that she does not have good taste, and that she dresses or behaves in a way that is too loud or vulgar.

...Alec and his brassy blonde wife...

Those ladies were brassy and busty, with pudgy fingers and painted eyes.

3) ADJ-GRADED Something that is brassy has a yellow metallic colour and sometimes looks cheap.

A woman with big brassy ear-rings.

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