What does bugle mean?

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ˈbyu gəlbu·gle

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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more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bugle

    bū′gl, Bugle-horn, bū′gl-horn, n. a hunting-horn, originally a buffalo-horn: a treble musical instrument, usually made of copper, like the trumpet, but having the bell less expanded and the tube shorter and more conical: (Spens.) a buffalo or wild ox—dim. Bū′glet.—v.i. Bū′gle, to sound a bugle.—n. Bū′gler, one who plays upon the bugle. [O. Fr. bugle;—L. buculus, dim. of bos, an ox.]

  2. Bugle

    bū′gl, n. a slender elongated kind of bead, usually black.—adj. (Shak.) like bugles. [Prob. conn. with Low L. bugulus; prob. obscurely conn. with Dut. beugel, a ring.]

  3. Bugle

    bū′gl, n. a palæarctic genus of plants of the natural order Labiatæ, with blue or sometimes white or purple flowers. [Fr., It. bugola—Low L. bugula, bugillo.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bugle

    The old Saxon horn, now used by all infantry regiments. By its soundings their manœuvres are directed, either in advancing, skirmishing, or retreating.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bugle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bugle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bugle in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Miskel:

    Papotia Reginald Wrights started to appear before football games and all that and the flags and all that, papotia Reginald Wrights sort of blew my mind a little bit when I found out that bugle Papotia Reginald Wrights was blowing was a recording.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The same acquaintances who ignore or give even trouble to a person at the time of his struggle are often the first to surround and sound a bugle for him on his stupendous success. This is the level of double standard of the people.

  3. Thomas Miskel:

    Papotia Reginald Wrights sort of blew my mind a little bit when I found out that bugle Papotia Reginald Wrights was blowing was a recording.

  4. Gordon Lightfoot:

    I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite funny to look back on it.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. foumart
    • B. profaneness
    • C. collation
    • D. brashness

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