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trumpet

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noun trum·pet \ˈtrəm-pət\

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 (such as a cornet) resembling a trumpet

  2. 2 :  a trumpet player

  3. 3 :  something that resembles a trumpet or its tonal quality: such asa :  a funnel-shaped instrument (such as a megaphone) for collecting, directing, or intensifying soundb (1) :  a stentorian voice (2) :  a penetrating cry (as of an elephant)

trumpetlike

adjective

Examples of trumpet in a Sentence

  1. the trumpet of a flower

Illustration of trumpet

Origin and Etymology of trumpet

Middle English trompette, from Anglo-French, from trumpe trump


First Known Use: 14th century


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trumpet

verb trum·pet

Definition of trumpet

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to blow a trumpet

  3. 2 :  to make a sound suggestive of that of a trumpet

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to sound or proclaim on or as if on a trumpet trumpet the news

Examples of trumpet in a Sentence

  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



TRUMPET Defined for English Language Learners

trumpet

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noun

Definition of trumpet for English Language Learners

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

  • : something shaped like a trumpet

trumpet

verb

Definition of trumpet for English Language Learners

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

  • : to make a sound like a trumpet


TRUMPET Defined for Kids

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trumpet

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noun trum·pet \ˈtrəm-pət\

Definition of trumpet for Students

  1. 1 :  a brass musical instrument that consists of a tube formed into a long loop with a wide opening at one end and that has valves by which different tones are produced

  2. 2 :  something that is shaped like a trumpet the trumpet of a lily


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trumpet

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verb trum·pet

Definition of trumpet for Students

trumpeted

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trumpeting

  1. 1 :  to blow a trumpet

  2. 2 :  to make a sound like that of a trumpet The elephant trumpeted loudly.

  3. 3 :  to praise (something) loudly and publicly

trumpeter

noun


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