trum·pet·er | \ˈtrəm-pə-tər \

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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The resulting rains and winds were so heavy that the iconic trumpeter’s band members and their equipment were covered in mid-song with heavy tarps, which were not removed. George Varga,, "Miles Davis and John Coltrane's 'Final Tour' live box set a fascinating musical clash of the titans," 19 Apr. 2018 Two costumed trumpeters entered to play their horns to announce the entrance of the King and Queen of Carnival. Sue Strachan,, "Rex, Comus continue 100-plus year tradition at their Carnival balls," 14 Feb. 2018 The youthful vibe continues with the Theo Croker Quintet, the lead trumpeter following in the footsteps of his famed grandfather, Doc Cheatham. Alison Kuznitz,, "The Monday Night Jazz Series' Avant-Garde Sounds Return To Bushnell Park," 2 July 2018 The jazz trumpeter, singer, composer and bandleader, who died in August 1978, debuts at No. Gary Trust, Billboard, "Louis Prima Sets Record For Longest Break Between Hot 100 Hits, Debuting on Kids See Ghosts' '4th Dimension'," 20 June 2018 July’s lineup includes jazz trumpeter Theljon Allen at Lakeland Park (July 7); and blues/rock/jazz musicians Vann Durham and Ricardo Valentine at Middle Branch Park (July 12). Tim Smith,, "Numerous free summer concerts in Baltimore, including the new SoBo Summer Music Series, to feature jazz, rock and more," 24 May 2018 The up-tempo sections, as sung by trumpeter Gregory Stafford, who is no less a stalwart of New Orleans tradition, with clarinet obbligati from Dr. White adorning each phrase, nevertheless carry an air of joyous ritual. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘Tricentennial Rag’ Review: A Paean to Traditional Jazz," 3 July 2018 Enthusiastic applause greeted Steiger’s explosive collaboration between full orchestra, virtuoso trumpeter and digital processing. Marcus Overton,, "La Jolla Symphony & Chorus close season with trademark eclecticism," 10 June 2018 Enhancing the band are trumpeter Carlos Lara, saxophonist Bill Demos and trombonist Eddie Irizarry. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "Latin Satin Soul performs at free Whiting concert series," 12 July 2018

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

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: a person who plays a trumpet

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