noun, plural trum·pets.
Origin of trumpets
Definition for trumpets (2 of 2)
- 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 trumpets
Only they swapped out the guitars in favor of trumpets and trombones.Ohio State Marching Band Rock Out (With Their Tubas Out)|Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Francesco Traballesi trumpets that his painting's almost done, after it's finished.
They call Rosh HaShana (the Jewish New Year) the “Memorial Blowing of the Trumpets,” and do not consider it a New Year at all.
Suddenly Dell, a company that trumpets its diversification efforts, found itself on the wrong side of the females in the tech biz.Danish Provocateur’s Anti-Women Insults Embarrass Dell|Maura Kelly|May 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Eurozone Deal Leaves Britain Isolated” trumpets the Financial Times, for many years an ardent proponent of monetary union.Niall Ferguson: Great Britain Saves Itself by Rejecting the EU|Niall Ferguson|December 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The trumpeters with their trumpets take their places, and the psaltery and the harp are brought forth.The Harp of God|J. F. Rutherford
Not knowing he is dead, Lenore acquiesces, and away they go (trumpets, flutes and clarinets).The So-called Human Race|Bert Leston Taylor
Be that as it may, when the King and Queen crossed the threshold, a mighty flourish of trumpets arose, and a waving of banners.Lorna Doone|R. D. Blackmore
Her worship is celebrated on Christmas Eve to the sound of trumpets and all manner of unearthly noises.The Art of Entertaining|M. E. W. Sherwood
His voice was clear and solemn; a choir chanted the responses; and trumpets and sackbuts echoed through the church.The Forest Farm|Peter Rosegger
British Dictionary definitions for trumpets
verb -pets, -peting or -peted
Word Origin for trumpet
Word Origin and History for trumpets
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.