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Definition of "trumpeter" []

  • Music One who plays the trumpet. (noun)
  • One who announces something, as a herald. (noun)
  • Any of several large cranelike birds of the genus Psophia of tropical South America, having a loud resonant call. (noun)
  • The trumpeter swan. (noun)
  • A variety of domestic pigeon having a shell-shaped crest and heavily feathered feet. (noun)

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 "trumpeter" in a sentence
  • ""He started playing rhythmic patterns and vocalizing off a tune's melody," recalled trumpeter Terence Blanchard, the program's artistic director, "and we were floored.""
  • "Wherefore to this advice they agreed, and called a trumpeter, put words into his mouth, set him his time, and bid him God-speed."
  • "The trumpeter was a lone woman, the noblest of her sex in that"
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