Cedric made a living trumpeting for the change of passersby in the subway.
The circus trainer cracked the whip, signaling the elephant to trumpet.
Origin of trumpet
- 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
- 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.