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Definitions of trumpet

  1. 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
  2. play or blow on the trumpet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. utter in trumpet-like sounds; "Elephants are trumpeting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet; "Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. A trumpeter. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. To utter a sound like that of a trumpet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. To publish by trumpet: to proclaim: to sound the praises of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A wind-instrument of a martial character. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To publish with sound of trumpet; proclaim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To proclaim by trumpet; sound, as a trumpet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A wind instrument with a flaring mouth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Trumpeter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. To publish by sound of trumpet; to proclaim. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. See trump 2. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. trum'pet, n. the most ancient of wind instruments, formed of a long, narrow, straight tube, bent twice on itself, the last fifteen inches tapering into a bell, and sounded by means of a cupped mouthpiece--much used in military signalling: in organs, a powerful reed-stop having a trumpet-like sound: a cry resembling a trumpet-sound: (fig.) one who praises.--v.t. to publish by trumpet: to proclaim: to sound the praises of.--v.i. to sound a trumpet.--ns. TRUM'PET-CALL, a call or summons on the trumpet, any call to action; TRUM'PETER, one who sounds on the trumpet the regimental calls and signals: one who proclaims, praises, or denounces: a genus of crane-like birds of British Guiana, &c.: one of the whistling swans: a kind of domestic pigeon: a large New Zealand food-fish; TRUM'PET-FISH, also Snipe-fish, a sea-fish so named from its trumpet-like or tubular muzzle; TRUM'PET-FLOW'ER, the popular name of various plants which produce large trumpet-shaped flowers--as the genera Bignonia and Tecoma (Bignoniaceæ), and Solandra (Solonaceæ); TRUM'PET-M[=A]'JOR, a head-trumpeter in a band or regiment.--adj. TRUM'PET-SHAPED, formed like a trumpet.--ns. TRUM'PET-SHELL, a shell of the genus Triton; TRUM'PET-TONE, the sound of a trumpet: a loud voice.--adj. TRUM'PET-TONGUED, having a voice or tongue loud as a trumpet.--n. SPEAK'ING-TRUM'PET (see SPEAK).--BLOW ONE'S OWN TRUMPET, to sound one's own praises; FEAST OF TRUMPETS, a Jewish feast in which trumpets played an important part; FLOURISH OF TRUMPETS (see FLOURISH). [O. Fr. trompette, dim. of trompe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Kinds of musical wind-instrument esp. of brass with long often bent or coiled tube& bell-shaped mouth, the sounds being modified by player\'s lips or by slides, valves, &c.; reed-stop in organ; EAR, SPEAKING, -t.; t.-shaped thing e.g. kind of funnel; sound (as) of t.; feast of tt., Jewish festival celebrating beginning of year; FLOURISH of tt.; BLOW one\'s own t.; t.-call, call by sound of t., (fig.) urgent summons to action; t.-conch, -shell, sea-t., kinds of gasteropod with turreted shell; t.-flower, -leaf, kinds of plant with t.-shaped flowers, leaves; t.-major, head trumpeter of cavalry regiment. (Vb) proclaim (as) by sound of t. (usu. fig.), blow t., (of elephant &c.) make loud sound as of t. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. n. A wind instrument of music, often used in war and military exercises; –soldier who blows the trumpet; a kind of herald; –one who praises or celebrates; the instrument of propagating praise. Cabinet Dictionary

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