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Meaning of TRUMPET

Pronunciation:  'trumpit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
  2. [v]  utter in trumpet-like sounds; "Elephants are trumpeting"
  3. [v]  proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet; "Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty"
  4. [v]  play or blow on the trumpet

TRUMPET is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: cornet, horn
 See Also: blow, brass, emit, exclaim, let loose, let out, play, proclaim, promulgate, serpent, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trump"et\, n. [F. trompette, dim. of trompe. See
    {Trump} a trumpet.]
    1. (Mus.) A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in
       war and military exercises, and of great value in the
       orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved
       (once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a
       bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the
       first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets
       capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every
       tone within their compass, although at the expense of the
       true ringing quality of tone.
             The trumpet's loud clangor Excites us to arms.
    2. (Mil.) A trumpeter. --Clarendon.
    3. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the
       instrument of propagating it. --Shak.
             That great politician was pleased to have the
             greatest wit of those times . . . to be the trumpet
             of his praises.                       --Dryden.
    4. (Mach) A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide
       or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.
    {Ear trumpet}. See under {Ear}.
    {Sea trumpet} (Bot.), a great seaweed ({Ecklonia buccinalis})
       of the Southern Ocean. It has a long, hollow stem,
       enlarging upwards, which may be made into a kind of
       trumpet, and is used for many purposes.
    {Speaking trumpet}, an instrument for conveying articulate
       sounds with increased force.
    {Trumpet animalcule} (Zo["o]l.), any infusorian belonging to
       Stentor and allied genera, in which the body is
       trumpet-shaped. See {Stentor}.
    {Trumpet ash} (Bot.), the trumpet creeper. [Eng.]
    {Trumpet conch} (Zo["o]l.), a trumpet shell, or triton.
    {Trumpet creeper} (Bot.), an American climbing plant ({Tecoma
       radicans}) bearing clusters of large red trumpet-shaped
       flowers; -- called also {trumpet flower}, and in England
       {trumpet ash}.
    {Trumpet fish}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The bellows fish.
       (b) The fistularia.
    {Trumpet flower}. (Bot.)
       (a) The trumpet creeper; also, its blossom.
       (b) The trumpet honeysuckle.
       (c) A West Indian name for several plants with
           trumpet-shaped flowers.
    {Trumpet fly} (Zo["o]l.), a botfly.
    {Trumpet honeysuckle} (Bot.), a twining plant ({Lonicera
       sempervirens}) with red and yellow trumpet-shaped flowers;
       -- called also {trumpet flower}.
    {Trumpet leaf} (Bot.), a name of several plants of the genus
    {Trumpet major} (Mil.), the chief trumpeter of a band or
    {Trumpet marine} (Mus.), a monochord, having a thick string,
       sounded with a bow, and stopped with the thumb so as to
       produce the harmonic tones; -- said to be the oldest bowed
       instrument known, and in form the archetype of all others.
       It probably owes its name to ``its external resemblance to
       the large speaking trumpet used on board Italian vessels,
       which is of the same length and tapering shape.'' --Grove.
    {Trumpet shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of large marine
       univalve shells belonging to Triton and allied genera. See
       {Triton}, 2.
    {Trumpet tree}. (Bot.) See {Trumpetwood}.
  2. \Trump"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trumpeted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Trumpeting}.] [Cf. F. trompeter.]
    To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad;
    to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.
          They did nothing but publish and trumpet all the
          reproaches they could devise against the Irish.
  3. \Trump"et\, v. i.
    To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a
    trumplike cry.
Computing Dictionary

A news reader for microsoft windows, using the winsock library. There is also an ms-dos version. Trumpet is shareware from Australia.


Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a trumpet in your dream means a sudden new preoccupation that has taken over part of your time. Dreaming that you are blowing a trumpet indicates that you will achieve your desires. Or it may simply be a way for your subconscious to get your attention.