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trumpet

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noun trum·pet \ˈtrəm-pət\

Simple Definition of trumpet

  • : 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. 1a :  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 octavesb :  a musical instrument (as a cornet) resembling a trumpet

  2. 2 :  a trumpet player

  3. 3 :  something that resembles a trumpet or its tonal quality: asa :  a funnel-shaped instrument (as a megaphone) for collecting, directing, or intensifying soundb (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


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trumpet

verb trum·pet

Simple Definition of trumpet

  • : 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. 1 :  to blow a trumpet

    2. 2 :  to make a sound suggestive of that of a trumpet

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  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.



    1530

    First Known Use of trumpet

    1530




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