- 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 trumpeted
And so, as with cancer, anything with a hint of possible truth is grabbed and trumpeted as the next big thing.No, PETA, Cow Milk Does Not Cause Autism
May 30, 2014
The arrests were trumpeted with press conferences on both sides of the Atlantic.FBI’s Huge Hacker Bust Could Be Bogus
May 19, 2014
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
December 29, 2013
That would be enough to sink most people, and the SEC trumpeted it as the “largest-ever settlement for insider trading case.”That’ll Be $1.2 Billion, Please
November 4, 2013
Doctors Doubt Nurses Skills, Survey Finds trumpeted one of many similar headlines reporting this NEJM study.Nurse Practitioners Playing Doctor More Often
May 27, 2013
Gilian put his hand to his mouth and trumpeted his response.Gilian The Dreamer
He trumpeted in great pain because the tiger's claws were cutting into his flesh.Kari the Elephant
Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Big Bahut whimpered all night and trumpeted as if his heart were broken.IT and Other Stories
He too halted, threw up his trunk and trumpeted preparatory to a charge.Maiwa's Revenge
H. Rider Haggard
Now, you gentlemen were alarmed, I believe, when I trumpeted.The Jungle Book
- 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 trumpeted
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.