Trumpet Definition

trŭmpĭt
trumpeted, trumpeting, trumpets
noun
trumpets
A brass instrument with a bright tone, consisting of a tube in an oblong loop or loops, with a flared bell and, in the modern instrument, three valves for producing changes in pitch.
Webster's New World

Something shaped like a trumpet; esp., ear trumpet.

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A pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava) of the SE U.S., with slender, erect, hollow leaves.
Webster's New World
A trumpet-toned organ stop.
Webster's New World
A sound like that of a trumpet; specif., the reverberating call of an elephant.
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verb
trumpeted, trumpeting, trumpets
To sound on a trumpet.
Webster's New World
To blow a trumpet.
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To sound or utter with a trumpetlike tone.
Webster's New World
To give forth a resounding call.
American Heritage
To make a sound like a trumpet.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Trumpet

Noun

Singular:
trumpet
Plural:
trumpets

Origin of Trumpet

  • From Middle English trumpette, trompette (“trumpet") from Old French trompette (“trumpet"), diminutive of trompe (“horn, trump, trumpet"), from Frankish *trumpa, *trumba (“trumpet"). Akin to Old High German trumpa, trumba (“horn, trumpet"), Middle Dutch tromme (“drum"), Middle Low German trumme (“drum"). More at drum.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English trumpette from Old French trompette diminutive of trompe horn from Old High German trumpa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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