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trum·pet

 (trŭm′pĭt)
n.
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 trumpette, from Old French trompette, diminutive of trompe, horn, from Old High German trumpa.]

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 ?
As for Jo, she would have gone up and sat on the maintop jib, or whatever the high thing is called, made friends with the engineers, and tooted on the captain's speaking trumpet, she'd have been in such a state of rapture.
Not till Felix comes to her in the chamber above the dining hall--there where that trumpet vine hangs--comes to say good-by to her.
That some of this stock are among the people of whom the singer tells us, is plain by his words; and, had he but spent half the breath in prudent questions that he has blown away in making a trumpet of his throat, we might have known how many warriors they numbered.
In front is a leather rack, in which to keep your speaking trumpet, pipe, telescope, and other nautical conveniences.
Then rapidly pulling back towards the Pequod, and seeing Ahab leaning over the quarter-deck rail awaiting his report, he moulded his two hands into a trumpet and shouted -- No, Sir
He said he quite enjoyed the training with all the other horses, trotting together, turning together, to the right hand or the left, halting at the word of command, or dashing forward at full speed at the sound of the trumpet or signal of the officer.
They stir up the soul from its depths, and rouse, as with trumpet call, courage, energy, and enthusiasm, where before was only the blackness of despair.
Then I gave public notice by herald and trumpet that I should be busy with affairs of state for a fortnight, but about the end of that time I would take a moment's leisure and blow up Merlin's stone tower by fires from heaven; in the meantime, whoso listened to evil re- ports about me, let him beware.
Just here the blast of a toy tin trumpet came faintly down the green aisles of the forest.
We got rid of all gloom in the excitement of the exercise, and our pleasure was increased by the arrival of the Gimmerton band, mustering fifteen strong: a trumpet, a trombone, clarionets, bassoons, French horns, and a bass viol, besides singers.
That day he fled to the bush on the Black Umfolozi river, and that night the sky was crimson with the burning of the kraal Umgugundhlovu, where the Elephant should trumpet no more, and the vultures were scared from the Hill of Slaughter by the roaring of the flames.
Its seven letters seemed to hang right across the clouds like the Seven Stars, an apocalyptic constellation, a veritable sky sign; and again the name was an angel standing with a silver trumpet, and again it was a song.