- 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.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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-Ã¡-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.
From trumpet +"Ž -er.