Definition of Trumpet

1. Noun. A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves.

Exact synonyms: Cornet, Horn, Trump
Generic synonyms: Brass, Brass Instrument
Specialized synonyms: Serpent
Derivative terms: Cornetist, Trump



2. Verb. Proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet. "Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
Generic synonyms: Exclaim, Proclaim, Promulgate
Derivative terms: Trumpeter

3. Verb. Play or blow on the trumpet.
Category relationships: Music
Entails: Blow
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Trumpeter

4. Verb. Utter in trumpet-like sounds. "The woods trumpet with many kinds of birds "; "Elephants are trumpeting"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Trumpeter

Definition of Trumpet

1. n. A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved (once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone.

2. v. t. To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.

3. v. i. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.

Definition of Trumpet

1. Noun. A musical instrument of the brass family, generally tuned to the key of B-flat. ¹

2. Noun. In an orchestra or other musical group, a musician that plays the trumpet. ¹

3. Noun. The cry of an elephant. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To sound loudly, be amplified ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To play the trumpet. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) Of an elephant, to make its cry. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To proclaim loudly; to promote enthusiastically ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trumpet

1. to sound on a trumpet (a brass wind instrument) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Trumpet

1. 1. A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved (once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone. "The trumpet's loud clangor Excites us to arms." (Dryden) 2. A trumpeter. 3. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it. "That great politician was pleased to have the greatest wit of those times . . . To be the trumpet of his praises." (Dryden) 4. A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine. Ear trumpet. See Ear. Sea trumpet See Trumpetwood. Origin: F. Trompette, dim. Of trompe. See Trump a trumpet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trumpet

truly yours
trumeau
trumeaus
trumeaux
trummerfeld scurvy zone
trump
trump card
trump cards
trump out
trump up
trumped
trumped-up
trumped-up(a)
trumperies
trumpery
trumpet (current term)
trumpet-wood
trumpet arch
trumpet creeper
trumpet flower
trumpet honeysuckle
trumpet section
trumpet sign
trumpet tree
trumpet vine
trumpet weed
trumpeted
trumpeter
trumpeter-swan
trumpeter pigeon

Literary usage of Trumpet

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

1. King Lear by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Sound, trumpet!* [A trumpet sounds, no Her. [Reads] If any man of quality or degree within the lists of the army will maintain upon Edmund, supposed Earl of ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The slide trumpet appears to have been re-invented in the ... Slide trumpet i6th century. The slide trumpet is still used in England in a somewhat modified ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"Pedal notes seem to be unknown on the trumpet.1 [In the slide trumpet the slide is во placed and used as to be limited to an extension giving one ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The trumpet class of wind instruments can hardly be designated now as musical instruments in the strictest sense of the word, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"trumpet, a musical wind-instrument with a flaring mouth, generally made of brass, ... The orchestral or slide trumpet consists of a tube about five and ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"The trumpet sheds (literally, " sprinkles ") its music like a kind of vivifying light on the darkness of those far-distributed tombs. ..."

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