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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.Baltasar Gracian
to trumpet (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
- A musical instrument of the brass family, generally tuned to the key of B-flat.
- The royal herald sounded a trumpet to announce their arrival.
- In an orchestra or other musical group, a musician that plays the trumpet.
- The trumpets were assigned to stand at the rear of the orchestra pit.
- The cry of an elephant.
- The large bull gave a basso trumpet as he charged the hunters.
- cornet (brass instrument)
musician playing a trumpet
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To sound loudly, be amplified
- The music trumpeted from the speakers, hurting my ears.
- (intransitive) To play the trumpet.
- Cedric made a living trumpeting for the change of passersby in the subway.
- (intransitive) Of an elephant, to make its cry.
- The circus trainer cracked the whip, signaling the elephant to trumpet.
- (transitive) To proclaim loudly; to promote enthusiastically
- Andy trumpeted Jane's secret across the school, much to her embarrassment.
- Bill has trumpeted the cause of debt relief for Africa far and wide.
play the instrument
make an elephant call
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