trumpeting


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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.]
Translations

trumpeting

[ˈtrʌmpɪtɪŋ] N [of elephant] → bramido m

trumpeting

n (of elephant)Trompeten nt
References in classic literature ?
There was one blast of furious trumpeting from the lines, and then the silence shut down on everything, and Kala Nag began to move.
Above the noise of the water, as it swirled round the elephant's legs, Little Toomai could hear more splashing and some trumpeting both upstream and down--great grunts and angry snortings, and all the mist about him seemed to be full of rolling, wavy shadows.
Closer came the sound that had attracted Tarzan's attention and now the others heard it--the shrill trumpeting of an elephant.