- Historical a soldier, herald, etc. who signals on a trumpet
- any person who plays the trumpet, as in a band or orchestra
- a person who proclaims or heralds something
- any of a family (Psophiidae) of cranelike, South American gruiform birds having a loud cry
- ☆ trumpeter swan
- any of a breed of domestic pigeons with feathered feet and a rounded crest
- Music One who plays the trumpet.
- One who announces something, as a herald.
- Any of several mostly ground-dwelling birds of the genus Psophia of tropical South America, having a loud resonant call.
- The trumpeter swan.
- Any of several breeds of domestic pigeon having a shell-shaped crest, heavily feathered feet, and a loud call.
- A person who plays the trumpet.
- Any of three species of bird in the family Psophiidae from South America named for the trumpeting threat call of the males.
- Any of a number of breeds of domestic fancy pigeon in the family Columbidae (originally bred for their peculiar gurgling voice, a prolonged coo called "trumpeting" or "drumming").
- (figuratively) One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
- An American swan (Olor buccinator) with a very loud note.
- A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidae, native to Tasmania and New Zealand.
When piston cornets were introduced, a distinction was made between a person who played an old fashioned valveless trumpet (a "trumpeter") and a musician who played a Cornet-á-pistons (a "trumpet player.") This distinction is mostly lost today, as the standard Bb trumpet is so much more prevalent than any museum-piece valveless trumpet.