- 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 Words for trumpetadvertise, tout, publish, proclaim, instrument, cornet, clarion, shophar, horn, herald
Examples from the Web for trumpet
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 19, 2014
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
January 29, 2014
But in more recent wars, where the emphasis has been on “credibility,” not victory, the trumpet has been uncertain, at best.Is Obama Going to War Just to ‘Check the Box’?
August 31, 2013
My wife and I named our son Gideon after Tony had sounded Gideon's Trumpet.The Essential Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lester, Josh Dzieza
March 25, 2013
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
October 10, 2012
Historical Examples of trumpet
The preacher's voice rose until it sounded like a trumpet blast.In the Midst of Alarms
The man, full willing, put the trumpet to his lips and blew loud and long.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Ere Almamen could reply, a trumpet sounded clear and loud at the gate.Leila, Complete
I seized a moment of lassitude, gave every man a trumpet, and gained the day with this handful.Self-Help
The trumpet marine is an instrument that pleases me and it's harmonious.The Middle Class Gentleman
verb -pets, -peting or -peted
Word Origin for trumpet
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.