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  1. trum·pet
    IPA[ˈtrəmpət]
  2. noun

    • 1. a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The modern instrument has the tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves.

    • 2. an organ reed stop with a quality resembling that of a trumpet.

    • 3. a sound resembling that of a trumpet, especially the loud cry of an elephant.

    • 4. something shaped like a trumpet, especially the tubular corona of a daffodil flower.

    • 5. a North American pitcher plant.

    verb

    • 1. play a trumpet:

      a jazz band trumpeted on the stage behind, and the kids danced until dark
    • 2. make a loud, penetrating sound resembling that of a trumpet:

      wild elephants trumpeting in the bush
      Synonym : shout, bellow, roar, yell, cry out, call out, holler
    • 3. proclaim widely or loudly:

      the press trumpeted another defeat for the government
      Synonym : proclaim, announce, declare, broadcast, promulgate, noise abroad, shout from the rooftops, blazon
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: trumpet, plural noun: trumpets

    • v.: verb: trumpet, 3rd person present: trumpets, gerund or present participle: trumpeting, past tense: trumpeted, past participle: trumpeted

    • noun

      a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The modern instrument has the tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves.

      an organ reed stop with a quality resembling that of a trumpet.

    • verb

      play a trumpet:

      make a loud, penetrating sound resembling that of a trumpet:

    • noun

      an instrument for making the voice carry, especially at sea.
    • noun

      any of a number of tropical American trees.
    • noun

      a climbing shrub with orange or red trumpet-shaped flowers, cultivated as an ornamental.
    • noun

      a trumpet-shaped device formerly used as a hearing aid.
    • noun

      the shell of a large marine mollusk which can be blown to produce a loud note.
    • noun

      the chief trumpeter of a cavalry regiment, typically a principal musician in a regimental band.
    • noun

      a rousing summons to take action:
    • noun

      an instrument for making the voice carry, especially at sea.
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