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ˈtrʌm pɪ tərtrum·peter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trumpeter, cornetistnoun

    a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet

  2. herald, trumpeternoun

    (formal) a person who announces important news

    "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"

  3. trumpeternoun

    large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated

  4. trumpeter, trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinatornoun

    large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry


  1. trumpeternoun

    A person who plays the trumpet.

  2. trumpeternoun

    Any of three species of bird in the family Psophiidae from South America named for the trumpeting threat call of the males.

  3. trumpeternoun

    Any of a number of breeds of domestic fancy pigeon in the family Columbidae (originally bred for their peculiar gurgling voice, a prolonged coo called "trumpeting" or "drumming").

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trumpeternoun

    Etymology: from trumpet.

    With brazen din blast you the city’s ear,
    Make mingle with our rattling tabourines. William Shakespeare.

    As they returned, a herald and trumpeter from the Scots overtook them. John Hayward.

    Their men lie securely intrench’d in a cloud,
    And a trumpeter hornet to battle sounds loud. Dryden.

    An army of trumpeters would give as great a strength as this confederacy of tongue warriors, who, like those military musicians, content themselves with animating their friends to battle. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 28.

    Where there is an opinion to be created of virtue or greatness, these men are good trumpeters. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    How came so many thousands to fight, and die in the same rebellion? why were they deceived into it by those spiritual trumpeters, who followed them with continual alarms of damnation if they did not venture life, fortune and all, in that which those impostors called the cause of God. South.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trumpeternoun

    one who sounds a trumpet

  2. Trumpeternoun

    one who proclaims, publishes, or denounces

  3. Trumpeternoun

    any one of several species of long-legged South American birds of the genus Psophia, especially P. crepitans, which is abundant, and often domesticated and kept with other poultry by the natives. They are allied to the cranes. So called from their loud cry. Called also agami, and yakamik

  4. Trumpeternoun

    a variety of the domestic pigeon

  5. Trumpeternoun

    an American swan (Olor buccinator) which has a very loud note

  6. Trumpeternoun

    a large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidae, native of Tasmania and New Zealand. It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish


  1. Trumpeter

    The trumpeters are a family of birds restricted to the humid forests of the Amazon and Guiana Shield in South America. They are named for the trumpeting or cackling threat call of the males. The three species resemble chickens in size; they measure 45 to 52 centimetres long and weigh 1 to 1.5 kilograms. They are dumpy birds with long necks and legs and curved bills and a hunched posture. Their heads are small, but their eyes are relatively large, making them look "good-natured". The plumage is soft, resembling fur or velvet on the head and neck. It is mostly black, with purple, green, or bronze iridescence, particularly on the wing coverts and the lower neck. In the best-known taxa the secondary and tertial flight feathers are white, grey, or greenish to black, and hairlike, falling over the lower back, which is the same colour. These colours give the three generally accepted species their names.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trumpeter

    A petty officer and musician stationed on the poop, to sound salutes and various evolutionary orders.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trumpeter

    A soldier whose duty it is to sound the trumpet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trumpeter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trumpeter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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