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trum·pet

(trŭm′pĭt)
n. pl. trum·pets
1.
a. Music A soprano brass instrument consisting of a long metal tube looped once and ending in a flared bell, the modern type being equipped with three valves for producing variations in pitch.
b. Something shaped or sounding like this instrument.
2. Music An organ stop that produces a tone like that of the brass instrument.
3. A resounding call, as that of the elephant.
v. trum·pet·ed, trum·pet·ing, trum·pets
v. intr.
1. Music To play a trumpet.
2. To give forth a resounding call.
v. tr.
To sound or proclaim loudly.

[Middle English trompet, from Old French trompette, diminutive of trompe, horn, trumpet, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trumba, horn, trumpet, and ultimately of imitative origin.]

trumpet

(ˈtrʌmpɪt)
n
1. (Instruments) a valved brass instrument of brilliant tone consisting of a narrow tube of cylindrical bore ending in a flared bell, normally pitched in B flat. Range: two and a half octaves upwards from F sharp on the fourth line of the bass staff
2. (Instruments) any instrument consisting of a valveless tube ending in a bell, esp a straight instrument used for fanfares, signals, etc
3. (Music, other) a person who plays a trumpet in an orchestra
4. a loud sound such as that of a trumpet, esp when made by an animal: the trumpet of the elephants.
5. (Music, other) an eight-foot reed stop on an organ
6. something resembling a trumpet in shape, esp in having a flared bell
7. (Medicine) short for ear trumpet
8. blow one's own trumpet to boast about oneself; brag
vb, -pets, -peting or -peted
to proclaim or sound loudly
[C13: from Old French trompette a little trump2]
ˈtrumpet-ˌlike adj

trum•pet

(ˈtrʌm pɪt)

n.
1.
a. any of a family of brass wind instruments with a powerful, penetrating tone, consisting of a tube commonly curved once or twice around on itself and having a cup-shaped mouthpiece at one end and a flaring bell at the other.
2. something used as or resembling a trumpet, esp. in sound.
3. a sound like that of a trumpet.
4. the loud piercing or blaring cry of an animal, esp. an elephant.
v.i.
6. to blow a trumpet.
7. to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry.
v.t.
8. to sound on a trumpet.
9. to utter with a sound like that of a trumpet.
10. to proclaim loudly or widely.
[1375–1425; Middle English trumpette, trompette < Middle French, =trompe trump2 + -ette -et]

trumpet

  • kazoo, bazooka - Dutch bazu, "trumpet," gives us the words kazoo and bazooka, the latter originally being a form of kazoo that was a long sounding-horn.
  • jubilee - Comes from Hebrew yobhel, "ram's horn," which was used as a trumpet to proclaim the jubilee, a year of emancipation and restoration (every 50 years).
  • taratantara - The sound of a bugle or trumpet can be called taratantara.
  • tuba - The Latin word for "trumpet."

trumpet


Past participle: trumpeted
Gerund: trumpeting

Imperative
trumpet
trumpet
Present
I trumpet
you trumpet
he/she/it trumpets
we trumpet
you trumpet
they trumpet
Preterite
I trumpeted
you trumpeted
he/she/it trumpeted
we trumpeted
you trumpeted
they trumpeted
Present Continuous
I am trumpeting
you are trumpeting
he/she/it is trumpeting
we are trumpeting
you are trumpeting
they are trumpeting
Present Perfect
I have trumpeted
you have trumpeted
he/she/it has trumpeted
we have trumpeted
you have trumpeted
they have trumpeted
Past Continuous
I was trumpeting
you were trumpeting
he/she/it was trumpeting
we were trumpeting
you were trumpeting
they were trumpeting
Past Perfect
I had trumpeted
you had trumpeted
he/she/it had trumpeted
we had trumpeted
you had trumpeted
they had trumpeted
Future
I will trumpet
you will trumpet
he/she/it will trumpet
we will trumpet
you will trumpet
they will trumpet
Future Perfect
I will have trumpeted
you will have trumpeted
he/she/it will have trumpeted
we will have trumpeted
you will have trumpeted
they will have trumpeted
Future Continuous
I will be trumpeting
you will be trumpeting
he/she/it will be trumpeting
we will be trumpeting
you will be trumpeting
they will be trumpeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trumpeting
you have been trumpeting
he/she/it has been trumpeting
we have been trumpeting
you have been trumpeting
they have been trumpeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trumpeting
you will have been trumpeting
he/she/it will have been trumpeting
we will have been trumpeting
you will have been trumpeting
they will have been trumpeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trumpeting
you had been trumpeting
he/she/it had been trumpeting
we had been trumpeting
you had been trumpeting
they had been trumpeting
Conditional
I would trumpet
you would trumpet
he/she/it would trumpet
we would trumpet
you would trumpet
they would trumpet
Past Conditional
I would have trumpeted
you would have trumpeted
he/she/it would have trumpeted
we would have trumpeted
you would have trumpeted
they would have trumpeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trumpet - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tonetrumpet - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
serpent - an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake
Verb1.trumpet - proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpettrumpet - proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet; "Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
promulgate, exclaim, proclaim - state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"
2.trumpet - play or blow on the trumpettrumpet - play or blow on the trumpet    
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
play - perform music on (a musical instrument); "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"
3.trumpet - utter in trumpet-like soundstrumpet - utter in trumpet-like sounds; "Elephants are trumpeting"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

trumpet

noun
1. horn, clarion, bugle Picking up his trumpet, he gave it a quick blow.
2. roar, call, cry, bay, bellow The elephants trumpeted and stamped their feet.
verb
1. proclaim, advertise, extol, tout (informal), announce, publish, broadcast, crack up (informal), sound loudly, shout from the rooftops, noise abroad He is trumpeted as the dance talent of his generation.
proclaim hide, conceal, play down, keep secret, make light of, hush up, soft pedal (informal)
blow your own trumpet boast, crow, brag, vaunt, sing your own praises, big yourself up (slang, chiefly Caribbean) The cameramen have good reason to blow their own trumpets.
Translations
بُوقبوق: لآلة موسيقيَّهصَرْخَة الفيليُبَوِّق، يَنْفُخ في البوق
trubkatrumpetatroubenítroubit
trompettrompeteretrompetlydtrompetstød
trumpetti
truba
trombitatrombitáltrombitálás
trompetbásúnafílsöskurgjalla
トランペット
트럼펫
buccinatrumpeta
taurēšanataurēttrompete
trompetă
trúbenie
trobenta
trumpettrumpeta
แตร
borazanfil sesitrampettrompettrompet çalmak
kèn trompet

trumpet

[ˈtrʌmpɪt]
A. Ntrompeta f
to blow one's own trumpetdarse bombo
B. VI [elephant] → bramar
C. VT (fig) (also trumpet forth) → pregonar, anunciar (a son de trompeta)
D. CPD trumpet blast, trumpet call Ntrompetazo m (fig) → clarinazo m

trumpet

[ˈtrʌmpɪt]
ntrompette f
She plays the trumpet → Elle joue de la trompette.
modif [part, solo] → de trompette trumpet player
vt (= proclaim) → proclamer
much trumpeted tax cuts → les réductions d'impôts tant annoncées
vi [elephant] → barrir

trumpet

n
(Mus) → Trompete f ? blow2
(of elephant)Trompeten nt no pl
(of flower)Trompete f; (= hearing trumpet)Hörrohr m; (= speaking trumpet)Sprachrohr nt, → Megafon nt, → Megaphon nt
vt (rare: also trumpet forth) → hinaustrompeten
vi (elephant)trompeten

trumpet

[ˈtrʌmpɪt]
1. ntromba
a trumpet player (Jazz) → un/a trombettista
2. vi (elephant) → barrire

trumpet

(ˈtrampit) noun
1. a brass musical wind instrument with a high, clear tone. He plays the trumpet; He played a tune on his trumpet.
2. the cry of an elephant. The elephant gave a loud trumpet.
verb
to play the trumpet.
ˈtrumpeter
nun a person who plays the trumpet.
blow one's own trumpet
to boast, praise oneself greatly etc.

trumpet

بُوق trumpeta trompet Trompete τρομπέτα trompeta trumpetti trompette truba tromba トランペット 트럼펫 trompet trompet trąbka trombeta труба trumpet แตร borazan kèn trompet 小号
References in classic literature ?
At this the challenger with fierce defy His trumpet sounds; the challenged makes reply: With clangour rings the field, resounds the vaulted sky.
At length, as the Saracenic music of the challengers concluded one of those long and high flourishes with which they had broken the silence of the lists, it was answered by a solitary trumpet, which breathed a note of defiance from the northern extremity.
Short led the way; with the flat box, the private luggage (which was not extensive) tied up in a bundle, and a brazen trumpet slung from his shoulder-blade.
When they came to any town or village, or even to a detached house of good appearance, Short blew a blast upon the brazen trumpet and carolled a fragment of a song in that hilarious tone common to Punches and their consorts.
But as the strange captain, leaning over the pallid bulwarks, was in the act of putting his trumpet to his mouth, it somehow fell from his hand into the sea; and the wind now rising amain, he in vain strove to make himself heard without it.
Thus the heroe is always introduced with a flourish of drums and trumpets, in order to rouse a martial spirit in the audience, and to accommodate their ears to bombast and fustian, which Mr Locke's blind man would not have grossly erred in likening to the sound of a trumpet.
The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them--all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.
Well then, when they gave the signal for the onset our lacquey was in an ecstasy, musing upon the beauty of her whom he had already made mistress of his liberty, and so he paid no attention to the sound of the trumpet, unlike Don Quixote, who was off the instant he heard it, and, at the highest speed Rocinante was capable of, set out to meet his enemy, his good squire Sancho shouting lustily as he saw him start, "God guide thee, cream and flower of knights-errant
The blast of the trumpet sounded from the balcony of the Town House, and awoke the echoes far and wide, as if to challenge all mankind to dispute King George's title.
And next, let the trumpet pour forth a funereal wail, and the herald's voice give breath in one vast cry to all the groans and grievous utterances that are audible throughout the earth.
War was again proclaimed, however, and when the trumpet summoned him to his standard, the Soldier put on his charger its military trappings, and mounted, being clad in his heavy coat of mail.
Two hours later, as Petersen Sahib was eating early breakfast, his elephants, who had been double chained that night, began to trumpet, and Pudmini, mired to the shoulders, with Kala Nag, very footsore, shambled into the camp.