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n. pl. trum·pets
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.]
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spoken about publicly in a very forceful way
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References in classic literature ?
He bellowed and trumpeted and screamed until the earth shook to the mighty volume of his noise.
The new elephants strained at their ropes, and squealed and trumpeted from time to time, and he could hear his mother in the camp hut putting his small brother to sleep with an old, old song about the great God Shiv, who once told all the animals what they should eat.
Then an elephant trumpeted, and they all took it up for five or ten terrible seconds.