- 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.
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Origin: Middle English wild ox, drinking horn, hunting horn ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin buculus, heifer, young ox, diminutive of bos, ox, cow
- bugler noun
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps bugle (from the appearance)
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Late Latin bugula, for Classical Latin bugillo, a plant
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- Music To sound a bugle.
- To give forth a deep, prolonged sound similar to the bay of a hound.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin būculus, steer, diminutive of bōs, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.
- buˈgler noun
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin būgula (perhaps influenced by būglōssa, bugloss), from Latin būgillō.