- a person who plays a trumpet; trumpet player.
- a person who proclaims or announces something with a trumpet.
- a soldier, usually in a mounted unit, whose duty is to sound the required trumpet calls.
- a person who proclaims, commends, or extols something loudly or widely; eulogizer.
- any of several large South American birds of the family Psophiidae, especially Psophia crepitans, related to the cranes and rails, having a loud, harsh, prolonged cry.
- trumpeter swan.
- one of a breed of domestic pigeons.
Origin of trumpeter
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Examples from the Web for trumpeter
Why did he get into arguments with petty people, like the trumpeter in his town?How I Write: Jared Diamond
November 20, 2013
"A great day,—say rather a great day for Ireland," tolled out the trumpeter.Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
The trumpeter raised his trumpet nearly to his lips and waited.A Set of Six
The trumpeter raised his trumpet nearly to his lips, and waited.Gaspar Ruiz
A trumpeter lifted his bugle and sounded a bar of the reveille.Eben Holden
The trumpeter took off his hat and made a low bow to Alice and her Aunt.Nine Little Goslings
- a person who plays the trumpet, esp one whose duty it is to play fanfares, signals, etc
- any of three birds of the genus Psophia of the forests of South America, having a rounded body, long legs, and a glossy blackish plumage: family Psophiidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)
- (sometimes capital) a breed of domestic fancy pigeon with a long ruff
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