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trumpet

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noun trum·pet \ ˈtrəm-pət \

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 2¹/₂ octaves
b :a musical instrument (such as a cornet) resembling a trumpet
2 :a trumpet player
3 :something that resembles a trumpet or its tonal quality: such as
a :a funnel-shaped instrument (such as a megaphone) for collecting, directing, or intensifying sound
b (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

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Origin and Etymology of trumpet

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


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trumpet

verb

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 in a Sentence

  1. He likes to trumpet his own achievements.

  2. The law was trumpeted as a solution to everything.

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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 :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 :something that is shaped like a trumpet
  • the trumpet of a lily

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trumpet

verb

Definition of trumpet for Students

trumpeted; trumpeting
1 :to blow a trumpet
2 :to make a sound like that of a trumpet
  • The elephant trumpeted loudly.
3 :to praise (something) loudly and publicly

trumpeter

noun


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