- a showy pitcher plant, Sarracenia flava, of the southeastern U.S., having prominently veined, crimson-throated, yellow-green leaves and yellow flowers from 2 to 4 inches (5.1 to 10.2 cm) wide.
Origin of trumpets
- 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 one end and a flaring bell at the other.
- an organ stop having a tone resembling that of a trumpet.
- a trumpeter.
- something used as or resembling a trumpet, especially in sound.
- a sound like that of a trumpet.
- the loud shrill cry of an animal, especially an elephant.
- ear trumpet.
- trumpets, any of several pitcher plants of the southeastern U.S.
- to blow a trumpet.
- to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry, as an elephant.
- to sound on a trumpet.
- to utter with a sound like that of a trumpet.
- to proclaim loudly or widely.
Origin of trumpet
Examples from the Web for trumpets
Only they swapped out the guitars in favor of trumpets and trombones.Ohio State Marching Band Rock Out (With Their Tubas Out)
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
October 20, 2014
How we love that word—cue the trumpets, unfurl the banners, cast a golden light upon the White House.Obama’s Phony Bipartisan Pick: Chuck Hagel for Defense
January 8, 2013
The Daily Pic: Francesco Traballesi trumpets that his painting's almost done, after it's finished.A Portrait Warps Time
September 13, 2012
They call Rosh HaShana (the Jewish New Year) the “Memorial Blowing of the Trumpets,” and do not consider it a New Year at all.Rapping in the Land of Milk and Honey
July 17, 2012
Suddenly Dell, a company that trumpets its diversification efforts, found itself on the wrong side of the females in the tech biz.Danish Provocateur’s Anti-Women Insults Embarrass Dell
May 15, 2012
The faint sound of trumpets came from far points on the Southern line.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
They have been won by light of day, with banners flying and trumpets sounding.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
The trumpets sounded, the column broke into a trot and was away.The Downfall
They were singing, shouting, and blowing whistles and trumpets.The Eternal City
Like another Joshua, he reduced cities by the mere blare of his trumpets.The Life of Cesare Borgia
- a valved brass instrument of brilliant tone consisting of a narrow tube of cylindrical bore ending in a flared bell, normally pitched in B flat. Range: two and a half octaves upwards from F sharp on the fourth line of the bass staff
- any instrument consisting of a valveless tube ending in a bell, esp a straight instrument used for fanfares, signals, etc
- a person who plays a trumpet in an orchestra
- a loud sound such as that of a trumpet, esp when made by an animalthe trumpet of the elephants
- an eight-foot reed stop on an organ
- something resembling a trumpet in shape, esp in having a flared bell
- short for ear trumpet
- blow one's own trumpet to boast about oneself; brag
- to proclaim or sound loudly
Word Origin and History for trumpets
c.1300, from Old French trompette "trumpet," diminutive of trompe (see trump (n.2)). The verb is recorded from 1520s; figurative sense of "to proclaim, extol" is attested from 1580s.