trumpets

[ truhm-pits ]
/ ˈtrʌm pɪts /
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noun, plural trum·pets.

a showy pitcher plant, Sarracenia flava, of the southeastern U.S., having prominently veined, crimson-throated, yellow-green leaves and yellow flowers from 2 to 4 inches (5.1 to 10.2 cm) wide.

Origin of trumpets

plural of trumpet
Also called trumpet-leaf, yellow pitcher plant.

Definition for trumpets (2 of 2)

trumpet

[ truhm-pit ]
/ ˈtrʌm pɪt /

noun

verb (used without object)

to blow a trumpet.
to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry, as an elephant.

verb (used with object)

Origin of trumpet

1300–50; Middle English trumpette, trompette < French, equivalent to trompe trump2 + -ette -et
Related formstrum·pet·less, adjectivetrum·pet·like, adjectiveun·trum·pet·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trumpets

trumpet

/ (ˈtrʌmpɪt) /

noun

verb -pets, -peting or -peted

to proclaim or sound loudly
Derived Formstrumpet-like, adjective

Word Origin for trumpet

C13: from Old French trompette a little trump ²
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Word Origin and History for trumpets

trumpet


n.

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.

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Culture definitions for trumpets

trumpet


A brass instrument with a brilliant tone, much used in classical music, as well as in military music and jazz.

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