- 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)
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Origin of trumpet
OTHER WORDS FROM trumpettrum·pet·less, adjectivetrum·pet·like, adjectiveun·trum·pet·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for trumpet
As someone sentimental to a good trumpet belt, I put my notebook in my lap and listened.
The team cultivates unique varieties like lion’s mane, pink oysters, and royal trumpets in their macrofarm, while also using mini farms in buildings all across the city.How Smallhold Farms Cultivates Rare Mushrooms for NYC Restaurants|Eater Video|November 21, 2020|Eater
The House speaker trumpeted his plans Wednesday to file a suit against the president over his ‘king-like’ executive orders.Boehner May Not Have the Ability to Sue Obama After All|Ben Jacobs, Tim Mak|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fine lines of the article (which were not so fine at all but loudly trumpeted) were not read carefully by some.
And so, as with cancer, anything with a hint of possible truth is grabbed and trumpeted as the next big thing.
The arrests were trumpeted with press conferences on both sides of the Atlantic.
The piece was trumpeted by the progressive non-profit, Media Matters in a blast email as “bad news for Benghazi Hoaxers.”Yes, There IS Evidence Linking al Qaeda to Benghazi|Eli Lake|December 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly the Elephant trumpeted aloud as though men had goaded him.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
And one of the elephants with two small tusks just coming out of his mouth stood out from the herd and trumpeted.
Kari then trumpeted more and more loudly, waving his trunk and rushing madly around.
A roar came from the populace; an elephant trumpeted; the pariah dogs barked.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
When he found he could not do this, he trumpeted and pawed the earth, throwing great clods of dirt all over them.Billy Whiskers' Adventures|Frances Trego Montgomery