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A trumpet (sense 1).

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Noun

Singular
trumpet

Plural
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The cry of an elephant.
    The large bull gave a basso trumpet as he charged the hunters.

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Verb

Infinitive
to trumpet

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to trumpet (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To sound loudly, be amplified
    The music trumpeted from the speakers, hurting my ears.
  2. (intransitive) To play the trumpet.
    Cedric made a living trumpeting for the change of passersby in the subway.
  3. (intransitive) Of an elephant, to make its cry.
    The circus trainer cracked the whip, signaling the elephant to trumpet.
  4. (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.

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