Definitions of trumpet

  1. To proclaim by trumpet; sound, as a trumpet.
  2. To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.
  3. To publish by trumpet: to proclaim: to sound the praises of.
  4. To publish with sound of trumpet; proclaim.
  5. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.
  6. To publish by, or as by, the sound of such an instrument; noise abroad.
  7. To utter a sound like that of a trumpet.
  8. utter in trumpet- like sounds; " Elephants are trumpeting"
  9. proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet; " Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To publish by sound of trumpet; to proclaim.
  13. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it.
  14. A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.
  15. 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.
  16. A wind instrument of music with a ringing and clear tone, used chiefly in war and in military music: ( fig.) one who praises.
  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. A wind instr., used chiefly in war and military exercises and music, and for conveying orders with increased power of sound.
  21. See trump 2.
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