Meaning of 'trumpet' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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 twice) into a convenient shape,
and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the
first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by
means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their
compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone.
- A trumpeter.
- One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the
instrument of propagating it.
- A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or
conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine. - To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to
utter a trumplike cry. - To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise
abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.
Meaning of 'trumpet' (Princeton's WordNet)
- utter in trumpet-like sounds
- proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
Example in sentence:
- Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty