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

Examples of trumpeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recruits from the police and fire academies took off their caps before a lone trumpeter teased out somber notes. Alice Yin,, 11 Sep. 2021 Ponsetto was also ordered to have no contact with Harrold Jr. or his father, jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold for the next two years. Essence, 12 Apr. 2022 The teen's father, jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold, recorded the confrontation and put the video online. Michael R. Sisak, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 The incident happened on December 26, 2020, at four-star Arlo Soho Hotel and was caught on camera by the victim’s father, jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold. Marta Dhanis, Fox News, 11 Apr. 2022 Josh Cohen was the principal trumpeter, playing his part with flair and secure tone. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2022 Taking time away from the road for nearly all of 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic gave the band — which includes bassist Zach Sutton, drummer Whistler Allen and trumpeter DeCarlo Jackson — a fresh perspective on their craft. Dan Hyman, SPIN, 17 Feb. 2022 More than 69 trumpeter swans were spotted on George Lake this year at one time. Carrie Napoleon,, 28 Dec. 2021 Murray was a popular and skillful trumpeter who played in clubs around New Orleans. Christine Pelisek,, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of trumpeter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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18 May 2022

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“Trumpeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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