- a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet and sometimes having keys or valves, used typically for sounding military signals.
- to sound a bugle.
- (of bull elks) to utter a rutting call.
- to call by or with a bugle: to bugle reveille.
Origin of bugle1
Origin of bugle2
- Also called bugle bead. a tubular glass bead used for ornamenting dresses.
- Also bu·gled. ornamented with bugles.
Origin of bugle3
Examples from the Web for bugle
Du Maurier was one of the great names of British theatre, she regarded ‘a summons’ from him to be a ‘bugle call from Olympus.’Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art
January 25, 2014
Peter Parker was fired from The Daily Bugle for digitally altering one of his photographs to stop a bad guy.Superman Quits His Newspaper Job? Good, He’s a Hack
October 28, 2012
Their bugle sang again, but Dick did not know what the tune meant.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Again came the bugle note, thin and clear, and yet again it sounded.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
No bugle had sounded, yet the whole camp was softly and diligently astir.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
I have long wanted a place on a well-edited paper like the Bugle.
Again fortune favoured him, and the triumph belonged to the Bugle alone.
- music a brass instrument similar to the cornet but usually without valves: used for military fanfares, signal calls, etc
- (intr) to play or sound (on) a bugle
- any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Ajuga, esp A. reptans, having small blue or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)Also called: bugleweed See also ground pine
- a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes for decoration
Word Origin and History for bugle
mid-14c., abbreviation of buglehorn "musical horn, hunting horn" (c.1300), from Old French bugle "(musical) horn," also "wild ox, buffalo," from Latin buculus "heifer, young ox," diminutive of bos "ox, cow" (see cow (n.)). Middle English also had the word in the "buffalo" sense and it survived in dialect with meaning "young bull." Modern French bugle is a 19c. borrowing from English.