Definition of Bugle

1. Noun. A brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares.

Generic synonyms: Brass, Brass Instrument



2. Verb. Play on a bugle.
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Play, Spiel
Derivative terms: Bugler

3. Noun. Any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover.

4. Noun. A tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration.
Generic synonyms: Bead

Definition of Bugle

1. n. A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.

2. n. A horn used by hunters.

3. n. An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.

4. a. Jet black.

5. n. A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.

Definition of Bugle

1. Noun. (music) a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series ¹

2. Noun. the often cultivated plant Lamiaceae ¹

3. Noun. anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end ¹

4. Noun. a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim ¹

5. Verb. To announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bugle

1. to play a bugle (a brass wind instrument) [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Medical Definition of Bugle

1. An elingated glass bead, of various colours, though commonly black. Origin: LL. Bugulus a woman's ornament: cf. G. Bugel a bent piece of metal or wood, fr. The same root as G. Biegen to bend, E. Bow to bend. A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World. Yellow bugle, the Ajuga chamaepitys. Origin: F. Bugle; cf. It. Bugola, L. Bugillo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bugle

buggier
buggies
buggiest
buggin
bugginess
bugginesses
bugging
bugging out
buggings
buggins
buggy
buggy whip
bughouse
bughouse chess
bughouses
bugle (current term)
bugle call
bugled
bugler
buglers
bugles
bugless
buglet
buglets
bugleweed
bugleweeds
buglike
bugling
bugloss
buglosses

Literary usage of Bugle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1896)
"Milledge is a cavalry veteran of the war on the Confederate side, and is the author of the " bugle Song," well known among Southern cavalrymen, ..."

2. Songs of Three Centuries by John Greenleaf Whittier (1879)
"bugle SONG. THE splendor falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The ... Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying: Blow, bugle; answer, ..."

3. Poems You Ought to Know by Ellsworth Young (1903)
"bugle SONG. BY ALFRED TENNYSON. This poem is one of the lyrics from the "Princess. ... Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying; Blow, bugle; answer, ..."

4. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying: Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, ... Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying: Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, ..."

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