noun, plural trumpets.
a showy pitcher plant, Sarracenia flava, of the southeastern U.S., having prominently veined, crimson-throated, yellow-green leaves and yellow flowers from 2 to 4 inches (5.1 to 10.2 cm) wide.
Also called trumpet-leaf, yellow pitcher plant.

plural of trumpet Unabridged


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.
an organ stop having a tone resembling that of a trumpet.
something used as or resembling a trumpet, especially in sound.
a sound like that of a trumpet.
the loud shrill cry of an animal, especially an elephant.
trumpets, any of several pitcher plants of the southeastern U.S.
verb (used without object)
to blow a trumpet.
to emit a loud, trumpetlike cry, as an elephant.
verb (used with object)
to sound on a trumpet.
to utter with a sound like that of a trumpet.
to proclaim loudly or widely.

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

trumpetless, adjective
trumpetlike, adjective
untrumpeted, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
trumpet (ˈtrʌmpɪt)
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]

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Word Origin & History

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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Cultural Dictionary

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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Bible Dictionary

Trumpets definition

were of a great variety of forms, and were made of divers materials. Some were made of silver (Num. 10:2), and were used only by the priests in announcing the approach of festivals and in giving signals of war. Some were also made of rams' horns (Josh. 6:8). They were blown at special festivals, and to herald the arrival of special seasons (Lev. 23:24; 25:9; 1 Chr. 15:24; 2 Chr. 29:27; Ps. 81:3; 98:6). "Trumpets" are among the symbols used in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 1:10; 8:2). (See HORN.)

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Example sentences
The trumpets of alarm will continue to sound, even in direct contradiction to
  any and all available facts.
Mounted on a carrot and a plum, two soldiers armed with swords and trumpets
  make war on one another.
He dazzled four presidents and liked his trumpets bent.
The third rhythm would be for the trumpets, and they'd start fanning with their
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