trumpet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trompette, from Anglo-French, from trumpe trump Date: 14th century 1. a. a wind instrument consisting of a conical or cylindrical usually metal tube, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and a flared bell; specifically a valved brass instrument having a cylindrical tube with two turns and a usual range from F sharp below middle C upward for 2 1/2 octaves b. a musical instrument (as a cornet) resembling a trumpet 2. a trumpet player 3. something that resembles a trumpet or its tonal quality: as a. a funnel-shaped instrument (as a megaphone) for collecting, directing, or intensifying sound b. (1) a stentorian voice (2) a penetrating cry (as of an elephant) • trumpetlike adjective II. verb Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. to blow a trumpet 2. to make a sound suggestive of that of a trumpet transitive verb to sound or proclaim on or as if on a trumpet <
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  • Trumpet — Trump et, n. [F. trompette, dim. of trompe. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. (Mus.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet — [trum′pit] n. [ME trompette < MFr, dim. of trompe: see TRUMP2] 1. a brass instrument with a bright tone, consisting of a tube in an oblong loop or loops, with a flared bell and, in the modern instrument, three valves for producing changes in… …   English World dictionary

  • trumpet — ► NOUN 1) a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. 2) something shaped like a trumpet, especially the tubular central part of a daffodil flower. 3) the loud cry of an elephant. ► VERB (trumpeted, trumpeting)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Trumpet — Trump et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trumpeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trumpeting}.] [Cf. F. trompeter.] To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings. [1913 Webster] They did nothing but publish and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trumpet — Trump et, v. i. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. trompette trumpet, dim. of trompe (see TRUMP (Cf. trump) (n.2)). The verb is recorded from 1520s; figurative sense of to proclaim, extol is attested from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • trumpet — index circulate, herald, inform (notify), proclaim, propagate (spread), publish Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • Trumpet —   [englisch, trʌmpɪt], Trompete …   Universal-Lexikon

  • trumpet — The verb has inflected forms trumpeted, trumpeting …   Modern English usage

  • Trumpet — Infobox Instrument color1=#FFD700 color2=#FFEC8B name=Trumpet classification= *Wind *Brass *Aerophone range=Written range: related=Flugelhorn, Cornet, Bugle, Natural trumpet, Bass trumpet, Post horn, Roman tuba, Bucina, Shofar, Conch, Lur,… …   Wikipedia

  • trumpet — trumpetless, adj. trumpetlike, adj. /trum pit/, n. 1. Music. a. 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 …   Universalium

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