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Meaning of trumpet

trum•pet

Pronunciation: (trum'pit), [key]
— n.
    1. 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. an organ stop having a tone resembling that of a trumpet.
    3. a trumpeter.
  1. something used as or resembling a trumpet, esp. in sound.
  2. a sound like that of a trumpet.
  3. the loud shrill cry of an animal, esp. an elephant.
  4. See
  5. any of several pitcher plants of the southeastern U.S.
—v.i.
  1. to blow a trumpet.
  2. to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry, as an elephant.
—v.t.
  1. to sound on a trumpet.
  2. to utter with a sound like that of a trumpet.
  3. to proclaim loudly or widely.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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