- a resembling the sound of a brass instrument
- s tastelessly showy
- s unrestrained by convention or propriety
- Goose-stepping Nazis have long marched smartly to the brassy, thumpy music of the Badenweiler march.
- She had slipped away from Billy Wayne and small town Texas in 1987 and found her way back to Houston, a city with a brash and brassy side.
- They picked up a North Korean station and got the brassy blare of a Sousa march.
- Eric Rudolph in Kansas City Star
Rudolph described Derzis as "brassy, worldly, the kind of woman who had not only been around the block a few times but was probably dragged behind a truck the entire way."
- Carlton Fisk in Chicago Tribune
All you have to do is find a muzzle for him sometimes,Fisk said. "That's Ozzie, though. We used to tell Ozzie when he was playing, 'Ozzie, shut up.' But he's bold, he's brassy, he played, he has fun. That's what he has tried to instill in...
- Brendan Cole in RTE.ie
Brendan Cole said: "Anyone who is loud, obnoxious, common or brassy is a big turn off for me."