noun, plural trum·pets.
Origin of trumpets
- 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
Related Words for trumpetsadvertise, tout, publish, proclaim, instrument, cornet, clarion, shophar, horn, herald
Examples from the Web for trumpets
Contemporary Examples of 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
How we love that word—cue the trumpets, unfurl the banners, cast a golden light upon the White House.Obama’s Phony Bipartisan Pick: Chuck Hagel for Defense
January 8, 2013
The Daily Pic: Francesco Traballesi trumpets that his painting's almost done, after it's finished.A Portrait Warps Time
September 13, 2012
They call Rosh HaShana (the Jewish New Year) the “Memorial Blowing of the Trumpets,” and do not consider it a New Year at all.Rapping in the Land of Milk and Honey
July 17, 2012
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
May 15, 2012
Historical Examples of trumpets
The faint sound of trumpets came from far points on the Southern line.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
They have been won by light of day, with banners flying and trumpets sounding.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
The trumpets sounded, the column broke into a trot and was away.The Downfall
They were singing, shouting, and blowing whistles and trumpets.The Eternal City
Like another Joshua, he reduced cities by the mere blare of his trumpets.The Life of Cesare Borgia
verb -pets, -peting or -peted
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.