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[truhm-pi-ter] /ˈtrʌm pɪ tər/
a person who plays a trumpet; trumpet player.
a person who proclaims or announces something with a trumpet.
a soldier, usually in a mounted unit, whose duty is to sound the required trumpet calls.
a person who proclaims, commends, or extols something loudly or widely; eulogizer.
any of several large South American birds of the family Psophiidae, especially Psophia crepitans, related to the cranes and rails, having a loud, harsh, prolonged cry.
one of a breed of domestic pigeons.
1490-1500; trumpet + -er1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for trumpeter


a person who plays the trumpet, esp one whose duty it is to play fanfares, signals, etc
any of three birds of the genus Psophia of the forests of South America, having a rounded body, long legs, and a glossy blackish plumage: family Psophiidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)
(sometimes capital) a breed of domestic fancy pigeon with a long ruff
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Encyclopedia Article for trumpeter

any of three species of long-legged, round-bodied birds comprising the family Psophiidae (order Gruiformes). All are about 50 centimetres (20 inches) long, inhabit northern South America, and are named for their strident calls, uttered as they roam the jungle floor searching for berries and insects. Trumpeters are small-headed and thin-necked, with short, rounded wings, a short bill, and a characteristic hunched posture. Their plumage is dark, with lighter wing patches. Unwary, they are easily killed for their excellent flesh

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