blow one's own trumpet

Definition of blow one's own trumpet

British, informal

  1. :  to talk about oneself or one's achievements especially in a way that shows that one is proud or too proud He had a very successful year and has every right to blow his own trumpet.

Word by Word Definitions

blowplay
  1. :  to be in motion

    :  to move with speed or force

    :  to move or run quickly

  1. :  an instance of air moving with speed or force :  a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

    :  brag, boasting

    :  an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. :  flower, bloom

  1. :  blossoms

    :  bloom

  1. :  a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (as the fist) or with an instrument

    :  a hostile act or state :  combat

    :  a forcible or sudden act or effort :  assault

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

trumpetplay
  1. :  a wind instrument consisting of a conical or cylindrical usually metal tube, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and a flared bell

    :  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

    :  a musical instrument (such as a cornet) resembling a trumpet

  1. :  to blow a trumpet

    :  to make a sound suggestive of that of a trumpet

    :  to sound or proclaim on or as if on a trumpet


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