trumpet

[ truhm-pit ]
/ ˈtrʌm pɪt /

noun

verb (used without object)

to blow a trumpet.
to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry, as an elephant.

verb (used with object)

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Origin of trumpet

1300–50; Middle English trumpette, trompette < French, equivalent to trompe trump2 + -ette -et

OTHER WORDS FROM trumpet

trum·pet·less, adjectivetrum·pet·like, adjectiveun·trum·pet·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trumpet

trumpet
/ (ˈtrʌmpɪt) /

noun

verb -pets, -peting or -peted

to proclaim or sound loudly

Derived forms of trumpet

trumpet-like, adjective

Word Origin for trumpet

C13: from Old French trompette a little trump ²
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Cultural definitions for trumpet

trumpet

A brass instrument with a brilliant tone, much used in classical music, as well as in military music and jazz.

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