Definitions for bugleˈbyu gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bu•gleˈbyu gəl(n.; v.)-gled, -gling.

  1. (n.)a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet but usu. without keys or valves, used typically for sounding military signals.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. (v.i.)to sound a bugle.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. (of bull elks) to utter a rutting call.

    Category: Animal Behavior

Origin of bugle:

1250–1300; ME bugle (horn) instrument made of an ox horn < AF, OF < L būculus bullock, young ox =bū- var. s. of bōs ox +-culus -cle1


bu•gleˈbyu gəl(n.)

  1. any of various low-growing plants belonging to the genus Ajuga, of the mint family, usu. having blue flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of bugle:

1225–75; ME < OF < ML bugula a kind of plant

bu•gleˈbyu gəl(n.)

  1. Also called bu′gle bead`. a tubular glass bead used for ornamenting dresses.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of bugle:

1570–80; of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bugle(noun)

    a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares

  2. bugle, bugleweed(noun)

    any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover

  3. bugle(verb)

    a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration

  4. bugle(verb)

    play on a bugle


  1. bugle(Noun)

    a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series

  2. bugle(Noun)

    the often cultivated plant Lamiaceae

  3. bugle(Noun)

    anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end

  4. bugle(Noun)

    a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim

  5. bugle(Verb)

    To announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bugle(noun)

    a sort of wild ox; a buffalo

  2. Bugle(noun)

    a horn used by hunters

  3. Bugle(noun)

    a copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle

  4. Bugle(noun)

    an elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black

  5. Bugle(adj)

    jet black

  6. Bugle(noun)

    a plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World


  1. bugle

    The bugle is one of the simplest brass instruments, having no valves or other pitch-altering devices. All pitch control is done by varying the player's embouchure. Consequently, the bugle is limited to notes within the harmonic series. See bugle call for scores to standard bugle calls, all consisting of only five notes. These notes are known as the bugle scale.

Anagrams of bugle

  1. Bulge

Translations for bugle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a musical wind instrument usually made of brass, used chiefly for military signals

He plays the bugle.

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