- 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.
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Origin of trumpet
OTHER WORDS FROM trumpettrum·pet·less, adjectivetrum·pet·like, adjectiveun·trum·pet·ed, adjective
Words nearby trumpet
Example sentences 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
A 4th grade Jessie James with a backpack and juice box, who practices trumpet and plays soccer.Woman Finds Mysterious Charges on Her iTunes Bill: A Modern Whodunit!|Nancy Neufeld Callaway|January 31, 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.
Roulard had played the trumpet in the regimental band in which Aristide had played the kettle drum.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
How long shall I see men fleeing away, how long shall I hear the sound of the trumpet?
And I appointed watchmen over you, saying: Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet.
Blow the trumpet, let all be made ready, yet there is none to go to the battle: for my wrath shall be upon all the people thereof.
Not till Felix comes to her in the chamber above the dining hall—there where that trumpet vine hangs—comes to say good-by to her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin