bu·​gler | \ ˈbyü-glər How to pronounce bugler (audio) \

Definition of bugler

: a person who sounds a bugle

Examples of bugler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taps was played by a bugler in the Red Arrow veterans group, who pulled his mask down to sound the mournful salute. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marker dedicated for World War II veteran killed in New Guinea and buried in unmarked grave for 71 years," 10 Sep. 2020 Steve Buttleman, Churchill Downs' longtime bugler, will perform the national anthem ahead of the 146th Kentucky Derby. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Churchill Downs doesn't know if it will play 'My Old Kentucky Home' at 2020 Kentucky Derby," 4 Sep. 2020 The Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment fired three rifle volleys and a bugler sounded taps as those in the shelter and across the street saluted. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "GI Forum veterans outreach exec Carlos Martinez buried at Fort Sam in San Antonio," 24 Aug. 2020 That segment will lead into a scene of a lone bugler playing taps from an empty IMS flag stand. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Behind the the making of NBC's special Sunday show 'Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again'," 21 May 2020 Instead, he is permitted only a lone musician, a bugler who grants the father's request to play the notes found on the paper, and taps is born. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Fact check: The tune for taps was not found in a Confederate soldier's pocket by his Union father," 14 May 2020 The short service will end with a bugler sounding taps. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Be loud': Milwaukee War Memorial asks residents to make noise Friday to safely celebrate 75th anniversary of VE Day," 7 May 2020 Steve Buttleman, who has been the race bugler at Churchill Downs for 23 years, will also serenade viewers before the race. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "The Kentucky Derby isn't happening on Saturday, but a turtle race is," 2 May 2020 The honor guard would fold the flag into a triangle and present it to a close family member, And a bugler played taps, but not in the coronavirus era. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "In coronavirus era, it’s a funeral for one at San Antonio’s Fort Sam National Cemetery," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bugler

1792, in the meaning defined above

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“Bugler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bugler. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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