trumpetless

trumpet

[truhm-pit]
noun
1.
Music.
a.
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.
b.
an organ stop having a tone resembling that of a trumpet.
c.
2.
something used as or resembling a trumpet, especially in sound.
3.
a sound like that of a trumpet.
4.
the loud shrill cry of an animal, especially an elephant.
6.
trumpets, any of several pitcher plants of the southeastern U.S.
verb (used without object)
7.
to blow a trumpet.
8.
to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry, as an elephant.
verb (used with object)
9.
to sound on a trumpet.
10.
to utter with a sound like that of a trumpet.
11.
to proclaim loudly or widely.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English trumpette, trompette < French, equivalent to trompe trump2 + -ette -et

trumpetless, adjective
trumpetlike, adjective
untrumpeted, adjective
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trumpet (ˈtrʌmpɪt)
 
n
1.  a valved brass instrument of brilliant tone consisting of a narrow tube of cylindrical bore ending in a flared bell, normally pitched in B flat. Range: two and a half octaves upwards from F sharp on the fourth line of the bass staff
2.  any instrument consisting of a valveless tube ending in a bell, esp a straight instrument used for fanfares, signals, etc
3.  a person who plays a trumpet in an orchestra
4.  a loud sound such as that of a trumpet, esp when made by an animal: the trumpet of the elephants
5.  an eight-foot reed stop on an organ
6.  something resembling a trumpet in shape, esp in having a flared bell
7.  short for ear trumpet
8.  blow one's own trumpet to boast about oneself; brag
 
vb , -pets, -peting, -peted
9.  to proclaim or sound loudly
 
[C13: from Old French trompette a little trump²]
 
'trumpet-like
 
adj

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trumpet
c.1300, from O.Fr. trompette "trumpet," dim. of trompe (see trump (n.2)). The verb is recorded from 1530; fig. sense of "to proclaim, extol" is attested from 1581.
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trumpet definition


A brass instrument with a brilliant tone, much used in classical music, as well as in military music and jazz.

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