- 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
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
British Dictionary definitions for trumpet
verb -pets, -peting or -peted
Word Origin for trumpet
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.