Definitions for trumpetˈtrʌm pɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of a family of brass wind instruments with a powerful, penetrating tone, consisting of a tube commonly curved once or twice around on itself and having a cup-shaped mouthpiece at one end and a flaring bell at the other.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: trumpeter (def. 1). 1
something used as or resembling a trumpet, esp. in sound.
a sound like that of a trumpet.
the loud piercing or blaring cry of an animal, esp. an elephant.
Ref: ear trumpet.
(v.i.)to blow a trumpet.
to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry.
(v.t.)to sound on a trumpet.
to utter with a sound like that of a trumpet.
to proclaim loudly or widely.
Origin of trumpet:
1375–1425; ME trumpette, trompette < MF, =trompetrump2+-ette -et
cornet, horn, trumpet, trump(verb)
a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
"Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
play or blow on the trumpet
utter in trumpet-like sounds
"Elephants are trumpeting"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a brass instrument with buttons you press on top
to play the trumpet
A musical instrument of the brass family, generally tuned to the key of B-flat.
The royal herald sounded a trumpet to announce their arrival.
In an orchestra or other musical group, a musician that plays the trumpet.
The trumpets were assigned to stand at the rear of the orchestra pit.
The cry of an elephant.
The large bull gave a basso trumpet as he charged the hunters.
To sound loudly, be amplified
The music trumpeted from the speakers, hurting my ears.
To play the trumpet.
Cedric made a living trumpeting for the change of passersby in the subway.
Of an elephant, to make its cry.
The circus trainer cracked the whip, signaling the elephant to trumpet.
To proclaim loudly; to promote enthusiastically
Origin: From trumpette, trompette from trompette, diminutive of trompe, of origin, from Low , . Akin to trumpa, trumba, tromme, trumme. More at drum.
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
one who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it
a funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine
to publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings
to sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry
The Roycroft Dictionary
A musical instrument which in the mouth of Gabriel will bring to life for their eternal undoing all Shylocks, officeholders, editorial writers, landlords, and professional epigrammatists.
Translations for trumpet
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a brass musical wind instrument with a high, clear tone
He plays the trumpet; He played a tune on his trumpet.
- بوق: لآلة موسيقيَّهArabic
- trompetePortuguese (BR)
- die TrompeteGerman
- 小號Chinese (Trad.)
- сурма, трубаUkrainian
- kèn trompetVietnamese
- 小号Chinese (Simp.)
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