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1trumpet

noun trum·pet \ˈtrəm-pət\

: a brass musical instrument that you blow into that has three buttons which you press to play different notes

: something shaped like a trumpet

Full Definition of TRUMPET

1
a :  a wind instrument consisting of a conical or cylindrical usually metal tube, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and a flared bell; specifically :  a valved brass instrument having a cylindrical tube with two turns and a usual range from F sharp below middle C upward for 212 octaves
b :  a musical instrument (as a cornet) resembling a trumpet
2
:  a trumpet player
3
:  something that resembles a trumpet or its tonal quality: as
a :  a funnel-shaped instrument (as a megaphone) for collecting, directing, or intensifying sound
b (1) :  a stentorian voice
(2) :  a penetrating cry (as of an elephant)
trum·pet·like adjective

Examples of TRUMPET

  1. the trumpet of a flower

Illustration of TRUMPET

Origin of TRUMPET

Middle English trompette, from Anglo-French, from trumpe trump
First Known Use: 14th century

2trumpet

verb

: to praise (something) loudly and publicly especially in a way that is annoying

: to make a sound like a trumpet

Full Definition of TRUMPET

intransitive verb
1
:  to blow a trumpet
2
:  to make a sound suggestive of that of a trumpet
transitive verb
:  to sound or proclaim on or as if on a trumpet <trumpet the news>

Examples of TRUMPET

  1. He likes to trumpet his own achievements.
  2. The law was trumpeted as a solution to everything.

First Known Use of TRUMPET

1530

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