Definition of trumpeter
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 bodyb : any of an Asian breed of pigeons with a rounded crest and heavily feathered feet
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Ms. Skonberg, a trumpeter and vocalist, has a playful and warm-blooded take on cocktail jazz; her voice is sly and smoky, her horn playing strong and assured.
Honoring the occasion will be such seasoned players as Eddie Henderson—a trumpeter who wears his admiration of Davis proudly—and the pianist George Cables, as well as younger acolytes like the saxophonist Eric Alexander.
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Definition of trumpeter for English Language Learners
: a person who plays a trumpet
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