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Definitions of trumpet

  1. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
  2. play or blow on the trumpet
  3. utter in trumpet- like sounds; " Elephants are trumpeting"
  4. proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet; " Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
  5. A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved ( once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone.
  6. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it.
  7. A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.
  8. To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.
  9. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.
  10. A metal wind instrument formed of a single curved tube with a flare at the end; a sound like that of this instrument; an instrument to aid the deaf to hear.
  11. To publish by, or as by, the sound of such an instrument; noise abroad.
  12. To utter a sound like that of a trumpet.
  13. A wind instrument of music with a ringing and clear tone, used chiefly in war and in military music: ( fig.) one who praises.
  14. To publish by trumpet: to proclaim: to sound the praises of.
  15. To publish with sound of trumpet; proclaim.
  16. To proclaim by trumpet; sound, as a trumpet.
  17. A wind instrument with a flaring mouth.
  18. Trumpeter.
  19. A clear sounding wind instrument of music, used in military music; one who praises or propagates praise.
  20. To publish by sound of trumpet; to proclaim. A speaking- trumpet, a long tubular body for conveying the articulate sounds of the voice to a distance.
  21. A wind instr., used chiefly in war and military exercises and music, and for conveying orders with increased power of sound.
  22. To publish by sound of trumpet; to proclaim.
  23. See trump 2.

Usage examples for trumpet

  1. Oh, I wish I could silence that trumpet! – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  2. A trumpet sounded; a gate in the railing at the Fourth Avenue end of the building was opened; and a coach was driven into the arena. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  3. There came one loud trumpet blast. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  4. Hamilcar had the soldiers roused, but not a trumpet was sounded: their captain tapped them softly on the shoulder. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  5. Thus every word of Luther's rang through Germany like a trumpet. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  6. She of the golden trumpet and Greek dress will never appear to me.... – Plays of Near & Far by Lord Dunsany
  7. Thy father's name, thine own, and mine and Alwa's weigh for much on thy side; but have a sound horse between thy legs and a trumpet in thy throat when we get there! – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  8. Suddenly the firing ceased and again a trumpet called. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  9. The subject scarcely needs to be interpreted, being obviously intended to illustrate the well- known passage in the Burial Service: For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised ... – In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious by W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
  10. She would put Fritz next the ear- trumpet. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  11. So, all at once, a writer finds he has a parish of devout listeners, scattered, it is true, beyond the reach of any summons but that of a trumpet like the archangel's, to whom his slight discourse may be of more value than the exhortations they hear from the pulpit, if these last do not happen to suit their special needs. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  12. And ye- so hath one word two faces- stand, Daughters of Troy, till on your ruined wall The echo of my master's trumpet call In signal breaks: then, forward to the sea, Where the long ships lie waiting. – The Trojan Women of Euripides by Euripides
  13. Let us suppose that every member is provided with a trumpet which he takes with him to the assembly. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  14. That is her husband's love call, or his trumpet blast of defiance. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  15. His 12, 000 men, brave and determined, but no longer preserving in their dress, nor, unless when the trumpet blew, in their demeanour, a soldier- like appearance, were winding their way amidst these dark woods, when suddenly the air around them was filled with sounds which could only proceed from the march of some far greater host. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  16. He had been brave enough until he thought of that, reckless even, welcoming the trumpet call. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. Jarrow put his hands up to his face, to make a trumpet, and called loudly for " Mr. Peth" several times. – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  18. I was helpless because I could not jump into the water and save his four hundred pounds since he was much higher than I. But I saw his back rise above the water and the moment he caught my eye, he began to trumpet and struggle up to the shore. – Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  19. They weare afraid as much as we, but far from that; ffor the night being come, every one imbarks himselfe, to the sound of a low trumpet, by the help of the darknesse. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
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