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a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
play on a bugle
a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series
the often cultivated plant Lamiaceae
anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end
a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim
To announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A shining bead of black glass.
Bugle bracelets, necklace amber,
Perfume for a lady’s chamber. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
’Tis not your inky brows, your black silk hair,
Your bugle eyeballs, nor your cheek of cream,
That can entame my spirits to your worship. William Shakespeare.
Etymology: from bugula, Lat.
It hath a flower consisting of one leaf, divided into three parts; out of the flower-cup arises the pointal, fixed like a nail, attended by four embryos, which become so many oblong seeds, shut up in a husk; the flowers are placed in whorles round the stalk. The species are,
1. Common bugle.
2. The greatest bugle of the Alps.
3. Hairy eastern bugle, with an inverted blue flower, spotted with white.
4. Eastern bugle, with a purplish violet coloured flower, &c. The first and second sorts grow wild in moist woods and meadows, and continue in flower from May to September. The bugle is greatly esteemed as a vulnerary herb, and is used both externally and internally. They are very hardy plants, and propagate greatly by their trailing stalks. Philip Miller.
A sort of wild ox. Edward Phillips World of Words.
Etymology: from bugen , Sax. to bend, Skinner; from bucala, Lat. a heifer, Junius; from bugle, the bonasus. Lye.
Then took that squire an horny bugle small,
Which hung adown his side in twisted gold,
And tassels gay. Fairy Queen, b. i. c. viii. stanz. 3.
That I will have a recheate winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.
He gave his buglehorn a blast,
That through the woodland echo’d far and wide. Thomas Tickell.
The bugle is one of the simplest brass instruments, normally having no valves or other pitch-altering devices. All pitch control is done by varying the player's embouchure.
a sort of wild ox; a buffalo
a horn used by hunters
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
an elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black
a plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World
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
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.]
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.]
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
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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The numerical value of bugle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bugle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of bugle in a Sentence
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.
I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite funny to look back on it.
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.
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- срещниче, тръба, ловджийски рогBulgarian
- cornetaCatalan, Valencian
- troubit, trubka, zběhovecCzech
- toitottaa, akankaali, merkkitorvi, torviFinnish
- clairons, claironFrench
- buabhall, stocIrish
- dùdachScottish Gaelic
- harsona, kürtHungarian
- ビューグル, 喇叭, シソ, ラッパJapanese
- flügelhorn, bugelDutch
- горн, рожок, раструб, рог, дубровкаRussian
- truba, трубаSerbo-Croatian
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