trum·​pet·​er | \ ˈtrəm-pə-tər How to pronounce trumpeter (audio) \

Definition of trumpeter

1a : a trumpet player specifically : one that gives signals with a trumpet
b : one that praises or advocates : eulogist, spokesman
2a : 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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That’s characteristic of several other trumpeters and cornetists on the scene, including Taylor Ho Bynum, Adam O’Farrill and Nate Wooley. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘Origami Harvest’ by Ambrose Akinmusire and ‘3 Times Round’ by Jonathan Finlayson," 15 Oct. 2018 Diggy pulled some strings (read: producers) to get the trumpeter from their first date to come perform for them. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Bachelor in Paradise Season 5, Episode 10 Recap: These Breakups Are Hard to Watch," 10 Sep. 2018 Davidson outfitted Miles Davis in his suits during his preppy, Ivy League days, and jazz trumpeter Chet Baker once called Davidson his best friend. Janelle Nanos,, "The Andover Shop, a Harvard Square salon for jazz artists and literati, is up for sale," 19 Apr. 2018 Ravi Coltrane was the first act when the club opened; in the couple of years since, Australian trumpeter James Morrison, Antonia Bennett (daughter of Tony), and César Orozco have all graced the stage. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Venues & Places for Live Music in Melbourne," 10 Sep. 2018 Vitamin C, a group led by trumpeter Chalis O’Neal, collaborated on au currant jazz at Black Dolphin. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Built to Spill, Social Distortion fittingly end great music day at Middle of the Map," 1 July 2018 His fine foursome includes trumpeter Jeff Stout, bassist Bronek Suchanek, and drummer Bob Gullotti., "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 22 June 2018 Led by trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, this Davis tribute has a lot of dark magic to try and recapture. Chris Barton,, "Playboy Jazz Festival: Five acts not to miss at the Hollywood Bowl," 6 June 2018 This group’s stunning cohesion owes to longevity: Mr. Tidd and drummer Sean Rickman have played with Mr. Coleman for more than 20 years; guitarist Miles Okazaki, for nearly a decade; trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, now 36, joined half his life ago. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets)’ by Steve Coleman Review: The Complex Made Accessible," 20 Aug. 2018

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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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