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Definitions of trumpet

  1. To proclaim by trumpet; sound, as a trumpet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To publish by trumpet: to proclaim: to sound the praises of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To publish with sound of trumpet; proclaim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To publish by, or as by, the sound of such an instrument; noise abroad. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To utter a sound like that of a trumpet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. utter in trumpet-like sounds; "Elephants are trumpeting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet; "Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved (once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To publish by sound of trumpet; to proclaim. A speaking-trumpet, a long tubular body for conveying the articulate sounds of the voice to a distance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To publish by sound of trumpet; to proclaim. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A metal wind instrument formed of a single curved tube with a flare at the end; a sound like that of this instrument; an instrument to aid the deaf to hear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A wind instrument of music with a ringing and clear tone, used chiefly in war and in military music: (fig.) one who praises. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A wind instrument with a flaring mouth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Trumpeter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A clear sounding wind instrument of music, used in military music; one who praises or propagates praise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A wind instr., used chiefly in war and military exercises and music, and for conveying orders with increased power of sound. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. See trump 2. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for trumpet

  1. Oh, I wish I could silence that trumpet – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  2. A trumpet sounded; a gate in the railing at the Fourth Avenue end of the building was opened; and a coach was driven into the arena. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
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