[Fr.] An alloy of copper and tin, with a small quantity of zinc added. Bronze is used for statues, ornaments, bells, cannon, coin, etc. Turkish gongs and cymbals are made of a bell-metal plunged while hot into cold water. Hard bronze is obtained from 7 of copper to 1 of tin; while soft bronze, which bears rolling and drawing, contains 16 of copper to 1 of tin. Bronze for bells generally contains a little zinc and lead. Copper with 10 per cent, of aluminium yields a handsome golden yellow alloy, known as aluminium bronze, and much in use for various purposes.