- The definition of a bugle is a brass horn instrument like a trumpet without keys or valves.
An example of a bugle is what is played on a military base to wake the trainees.
- To bugle is defined as to play a bugle.
An example of bugle is to blow on a short brass horn.
An antique bugle.
Origin of bugleMiddle English wild ox, drinking horn, hunting horn ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin buculus, heifer, young ox, diminutive of bos, ox, cow
Origin of bugle; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps bugle (from the appearance)
Origin of bugleMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Late Latin bugula, for Classical Latin bugillo, a plant
- Music A brass instrument somewhat shorter than a trumpet and lacking keys or valves.
- The loud resonant call of an animal, especially a male elk during rutting season.
intransitive verbbu·gled, bu·gling, bu·gles
- Music To sound a bugle.
- To produce a loud resonant call, as of a rutting male elk.
Origin of bugleMiddle English, wild ox, hunting horn made from the horn of a wild ox, from Old French, steer, from Latin būculus, diminutive of bōs, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of bugleOrigin unknown.
Origin of bugleMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin būgula (perhaps influenced by būglōssa, bugloss), from Latin būgillō.
(third-person singular simple present bugles, present participle bugling, simple past and past participle bugled)
- a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim
(comparative more bugle, superlative most bugle)
Late Latin bugulus (“a woman's ornament”).