Definition of "trumpets" []

  • 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 (noun)
  • Any instrument consisting of a valveless tube ending in a bell, esp a straight instrument used for fanfares, signals, etc (noun)
  • A person who plays a trumpet in an orchestra (noun)
  • A loud sound such as that of a trumpet, esp when made by an animal (noun)
  • An eight-foot reed stop on an organ (noun)
  • Something resembling a trumpet in shape, esp in having a flared bell (noun)
  • To proclaim or sound loudly (verb)
  • Plural form of trumpet. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A plant (Sarracenia flava) with long, hollow leaves. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of trumpet. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "trumpets" in a sentence
  • "We definitely don't need no stinkin 'trumpets, says Declan Burke, about his book The Big O (or "the embiggened O", the mind boggles)."
  • "The sound that precipitates this exclamation is not that of the birds singing "a joyous song" (19) nor the "tabor's sound" (20) of which the poet also takes note, but rather the cataracts, which "blow their trumpets from the steep""
  • "What he hears, what he responds to with such joy, is the cataracts, which "blow their trumpets from the steep.""
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