- 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 trumpeting
Contemporary Examples of trumpeting
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
November 24, 2014
The Internet exploded with glee, with sites from the Washington Post to Buzzfeed to Gawker trumpeting the debate.Idaho’s Freakshow Debate
May 16, 2014
Strong Kabul governments before the Soviet invasion of 1979 never tired of trumpeting various territorial claims on Pakistan.Pakistan’s Sinister Use of Prisoners
January 26, 2013
Yet here is Speaker Boehner now trumpeting his eagerness for a sequester.What's the Plan, Speaker Boehner?
January 7, 2013
Yet they are trumpeting it as a kind of "victory," because they fought Israel and survived.The Palestinian Choice—And Ours
November 26, 2012
Historical Examples of trumpeting
Its voice was not the trumpeting of the disreputable goddess we all know—not blatant—not brazen.Lord Jim
Kari raised his trunk and silenced their silly chatter by trumpeting.
Kari, who was afraid of fire, as all animals are, was trumpeting angrily.
I was awakened by a terrible cry from the monkey and a trumpeting from the elephant.
The elephants are now trumpeting impatiently for inspection.East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
- 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 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.