1 [byoo-guhl]
a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet and sometimes having keys or valves, used typically for sounding military signals.
verb (used without object), bugled, bugling.
to sound a bugle.
(of bull elks) to utter a rutting call.
verb (used with object), bugled, bugling.
to call by or with a bugle: to bugle reveille.

1250–1300; Middle English bugle (horn) instrument made of an ox horn < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin būculus bullock, young ox, equivalent to bū- variant stem of bōs ox + -culus -cle1

bugler, noun
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bugle1 (ˈbjuːɡəl)
1.  music a brass instrument similar to the cornet but usually without valves: used for military fanfares, signal calls, etc
2.  (intr) to play or sound (on) a bugle
[C14: short for bugle horn ox horn (musical instrument), from Old French bugle, from Latin būculus young bullock, from bōs ox]

bugle2 (ˈbjuːɡəl)
See also ground pine Also called: bugleweed any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Ajuga, esp A. reptans, having small blue or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
[C13: from Late Latin bugula, of uncertain origin]

bugle3 (ˈbjuːɡəl)
a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes for decoration
[C16: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., abbreviation of buglehorn "drinking horn, hunting horn" (c.1300), from O.Fr. bugle "wild ox, buffalo," from L. buculus "heifer, young ox," dim. of bos "ox, cow" (see cow).
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Example sentences
Long taps tribute to highlight bugler scarcity at funerals.
Taps will be played by a bugler, if available, or by electronic recording.
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