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Definition of "trumpet" []

  • Music A soprano brass wind instrument consisting of a long metal tube looped once and ending in a flared bell, the modern type being equipped with three valves for producing variations in pitch. (noun)
  • Something shaped or sounding like this instrument. (noun)
  • Music An organ stop that produces a tone like that of the brass wind instrument. (noun)
  • A resounding call, as that of the elephant. (noun)
  • Music To play a trumpet. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trumpet" in a sentence
  • "A trumpet is an instrument when it is not an elephant sound."
  • "The allamanda, or golden trumpet, is one of many tropical flowers that flourish in La Peñita de Jaltemba on Mexico's Nayarit Riviera."
  • "The trumpet is still sounding, and we still hear the call."