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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Italian bronzo, perhaps from Persian birinj 'copper'

bronze

1 noun
     
Related topics: Sculpture, Colours, Sport
bronze1
1 [uncountable]HCE a hard metal that is a mixture of copper and tin:
a bell cast in bronze
2 [uncountable]CC the dark reddish brown colour of bronze
3 [countable]AVS a work of art such as a statue (=model of a person), made of bronze:
three bronzes by Giacometti
4 [uncountable and countable]DS a bronze medal:
King won a bronze in the 100 metres.

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