trumpet

trumpet
[[t]trʌ̱mpɪt[/t]]
trumpets, trumpeting, trumpeted
1) N-VAR: oft the N A trumpet is a musical instrument of the brass family which plays quite high notes.
2) VERB If someone trumpets something that they are proud of or that they think is important, they speak about it publicly in a very forceful way.

[V n as n] The Conservative government has been trumpeting tourism as a growth industry.

[V n as n] ...Mark Morris, who is trumpeted as the dance talent of his generation...

[V about n] Nobody should be trumpeting about chemical weapons...

[it be V-ed that] It was trumpeted that the nation's health was improving.

[V-ed] ...the much trumpeted `tax cuts' in the 1980s. [Also V n]

3) VERB When an elephant trumpets, it makes a loud sound.

The elephants trumpeted and stamped their feet at their approach.

4) blow your own trumpetsee trumpet

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Trumpet — Trump et, n. [F. trompette, dim. of trompe. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved (once or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet — [trum′pit] n. [ME trompette < MFr, dim. of trompe: see TRUMP2] 1. a brass instrument with a bright tone, consisting of a tube in an oblong loop or loops, with a flared bell and, in the modern instrument, three valves for producing changes in… …   English World dictionary

  • trumpet — ► NOUN 1) a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. 2) something shaped like a trumpet, especially the tubular central part of a daffodil flower. 3) the loud cry of an elephant. ► VERB (trumpeted, trumpeting)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Trumpet — Trump et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trumpeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trumpeting}.] [Cf. F. trompeter.] To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings. [1913 Webster] They did nothing but publish and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trumpet — Trump et, v. i. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trumpet — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. trompette trumpet, dim. of trompe (see TRUMP (Cf. trump) (n.2)). The verb is recorded from 1520s; figurative sense of to proclaim, extol is attested from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • trumpet — index circulate, herald, inform (notify), proclaim, propagate (spread), publish Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • Trumpet —   [englisch, trʌmpɪt], Trompete …   Universal-Lexikon

  • trumpet — The verb has inflected forms trumpeted, trumpeting …   Modern English usage

  • Trumpet — Infobox Instrument color1=#FFD700 color2=#FFEC8B name=Trumpet classification= *Wind *Brass *Aerophone range=Written range: related=Flugelhorn, Cornet, Bugle, Natural trumpet, Bass trumpet, Post horn, Roman tuba, Bucina, Shofar, Conch, Lur,… …   Wikipedia

  • trumpet — trumpetless, adj. trumpetlike, adj. /trum pit/, n. 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 …   Universalium

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