trumpeter

noun trum·pet·er \ ˈtrəm-pə-tər \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of trumpeter

1 a : a trumpet player; specifically : one that gives signals with a trumpet
b : one that praises or advocates : eulogist, spokesman
2 a : any of a genus (Psophia of the family Psophiidae) of large gregarious long-legged South American birds that are related to the cranes and have a long thin neck usually held close to the body
b : any of an Asian breed of pigeons with a rounded crest and heavily feathered feet

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First Known Use of trumpeter

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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  • : a person who plays a trumpet


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