- 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.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of trumpet
Related formstrum·pet·less, adjectivetrum·pet·like, adjectiveun·trum·pet·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for trumpet
At night jineteras stalk the promenade in search of tourists while a trumpet from a bench serenades the proceedings.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had already run through all his personal funds, but luckily the request worked (a trumpet was also traded).‘Tomorrow Night’ Review: Louis C.K.’s 1998 Indie Movie Is F**ing Weird|Nina Strochlic|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in more recent wars, where the emphasis has been on “credibility,” not victory, the trumpet has been uncertain, at best.
My wife and I named our son Gideon after Tony had sounded Gideon's Trumpet.
Justices Scalia and Thomas trumpet the value of constitutional originalism, but only when it suits their preferred outcome.In Affirmative-Action Case, History of 14th Amendment Is Inconvenient|Adam Winkler|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Who could doubt his sincerity, who question the injured honour that rang like a trumpet through his words?Quisant|Anthony Hope
And all about the world a sound was heard like the sound of a trumpet instantly cut short.Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump;|Herbert George Wells
"I mean to break the spell at once," he declared, and having made a trumpet with his hand, he hallooed loudly toward the west.The Mayor of Warwick|Herbert M. Hopkins
Taking a trumpet, he hailed in the well-known and customary manner.The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas|James Fenimore Cooper
God save the King, you say, warms your heart like the sound of a trumpet.Peter Plymley's Letters|Sydney Smith