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The meaning of Trumpet

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 publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.

To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.

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