- 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.
Origin of trumpet
OTHER WORDS FROM trumpettrum·pet·less, adjectivetrum·pet·like, adjectiveun·trum·pet·ed, adjective
How to use trumpet in a sentence
While the President was trumpeting amnesty, The New York Times reported on how manufacturing jobs were paying less and less.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again|Lloyd Green|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Internet exploded with glee, with sites from the Washington Post to Buzzfeed to Gawker trumpeting the debate.Idaho’s Freakshow Debate|Ben Jacobs|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Strong Kabul governments before the Soviet invasion of 1979 never tired of trumpeting various territorial claims on Pakistan.Pakistan’s Sinister Use of Prisoners|Ron Moreau|January 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet here is Speaker Boehner now trumpeting his eagerness for a sequester.What's the Plan, Speaker Boehner?|David Frum|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet they are trumpeting it as a kind of "victory," because they fought Israel and survived.The Palestinian Choice—And Ours|Hussein Ibish|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There was no more trumpeting or calling from the elephant, but a sinister silence through which he was trying to reach me.
Kari kept on trumpeting and calling for help, and by this time he was chest deep in the mud.
Toward late afternoon, I heard the same terrible trumpeting that I had heard before.
Kathlyn ran for her rifle, but the trumpeting of the elephants was sufficient to send the striped cat to other hunting-grounds.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
He heard the neighing of the horses, the trumpeting of the elephants, the roaring of the lions, and the snarling of the tigers.Mappo, the Merry Monkey|Richard Barnum
British Dictionary definitions for trumpet
Derived forms of trumpettrumpet-like, adjective
Word Origin for trumpet
Cultural definitions for trumpet
A brass instrument with a brilliant tone, much used in classical music, as well as in military music and jazz.