- 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 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
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
- 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 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.